Mario Klingemann 

Memories of Passersby I, 2018 / Composition of multiple GANs 

Memories of Passersby I” is an autonomous machine that uses a system of neural networks to generate a never-ending, never-repeating stream of artistic portraits of non existing people.

The artist’s interest in the grand masters of portraits in addition to surrealist influences like Max Ernst’s,  takes the viewer in a hypnotic experience, a genuinely uncanny visual journey that reminds what André Breton called “convulsive beauty.”

It’s an incredible achievement that a machine autonomously can create AI art in a never ending fashion. Up until today only the human-curated final outputs of neural networks were exhibited or sold in the form of still images, videos or installations. This artwork contains all the algorithms and GANs that enable it to generate artistic portraits and will continue to make new and never-repeating portraits as long as it is running.

The recent winner of the Lumen award, Mario Klingemann Mario is considered a pioneer in the field of neural networks, computer learning, and AI art. His works have been shown at the Ars Electronica Festival, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, London’s Photographers Gallery, and the Centre Georges Pompidou, among others. Recently his work is part of one of the most important collections of modern art, Colección SOLO.

Memories of Passersby I forms part of Colección SOLO and is on permanent display at Espacio SOLO. Visits can be booked in advance at coleccionsolo.com