Robert B. Lisek (PL)


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MINOTAUR [club] is a simple intelligent game in which the participants create unknown paths and associations. The game consists in going through a labyrinth of ideas, ideograms and symbols, which have to be deciphered in orderer the player to move to a new place. The player encounters queries, riddles, jokes, icons, pictures; “obstacles”. The stress is on the process of collaboration itself and on participation in the environment, in which different sources and materials are transformed in real time by a group of artists-hackers-players. The system is open because of the stream of data and the stream of artists: local artists, hackers and musicians are invited to transform the space into open club. The software will search for similarities and differences in sets of proposals, symbols/images/sounds and it will predict how a given symbol may be related to a group of other symbols in order to create new works of art. The project allows for creating new, potentially influential symbols from hundreds of generated candidates (The Oracle).

Robert B. Lisek is an artist, mathematician and composer who focuses on systems and processes (computational, biological, social). He is involved in the number of projects focused on radical art strategies, hacktivism and tactical media. Drawing upon conceptual art, software art and meta-media, his work intentionally defies categorization. Lisek is a pioneer of art based on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Lisek is also a composer of contemporary music, author of many projects and scores on the intersection of spectral, stochastic, concret music, musica futurista and noise.

Within a special digital spring edition of the concert series ‘Roter Salon’ Robert B. Lisek will be hosted with his sound performance ‘SIBYL’ on Friday, March 16 at ARGEkultur.