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Natalia Fuchs, Peter Kirn, Chris Salter, Emilio Vavarella, Moises Horta Valenzuela
AI Art Manifesto
AI Art Manifesto was created by the artistic collective of Natalia Fuchs, Peter Kirn, Chris Salter, Emilio Vavarella and Moises Horta Valenzuela during "A Postcard from the Future" online-residency at the Futurological Congress in the frame of Transart Festival 2020 in Bolzano, Italy.
NOTATION_AI is the audiovisual performance presenting AI music based on the heritage of 20th century avant-garde composers, and adapted graphic notations for live improvisation by the musicians. Every representation of NOTATION_AI on stage is a creative experiment, from classical academic tradition to free jazz techniques, and the result of human interaction with technology. Currently, the NOTATION_AI project team includes Ilia Symphocat (music, composition), Xenia Sangina (visualization), Nikita Prudnikov (machine learning) and Natalia Fuchs (curator). NOTATION_AI was presented twice in St. Petersburg. In the fall of 2020, its hybrid premiere took place at the Transart festival in Bolzano, where the musicians performed together on the same stage, physically located in different countries. The next performance of NOTATION_AI is scheduled for June 18, 2021, in Moscow, Russia, at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art.
Artistic research project
TRUST TERRITORIES
In the Trust Territories Albena Baeva and Natalia Fuchs explore topics of trauma, trust, and alternative futures through the lens of machines. It employs artificial intelligence to create instructions for artworks based on original instruction paintings and performances from the 1960s supplemented by other instructions carefully selected by the artists. Human control and manipulation were among the main themes explored in art at that time. Nowadays we experience a new loss of trust in authorities, traditional media, science and new surges of fear and anxiety. In the critical conditions of the pandemic, we had to partly give up control since our income, our communication with other humans, and our closest connections were dependent on the interaction with smart technologies only. Has a new collaborative state between machines and humans evolved? How trust in AI and machines, in general, became an important research area? Has our trust in machines and the digital space changed over time? Now is the right time to explore the borders of such new experiences with technology and our possible new trust in it. Trust Territories builds a proving ground where the spectator could beta test their level of trust towards the artificial intelligence.

Albena Baeva and Natalia Fuchs as an artistic collective research the history of instruction artworks from the past century and recent works in order to train a GPT-2 language model that creates new instructions and scores for artworks. With every new exhibition or performance, the project evolves and becomes a repository of stories of the relationship of trust between human and machine.

Trust Territories will premiere on June 10th, 2021, in Goethe-Institut Bulgaria in Sofia featuring Albena Baeva where she executes the instructions generated by the algorithm. Albena interprets selected instructions in the form of drawings, a mural, and augmented reality sculptures. The works result in the dialogue between artistic autonomy and machine intelligence, where giving up control over the outcome and the ability to trust technology are central themes.
Workshop by Natalia Fuchs and Albena Baeva
Hands-on AI Art
Hands-on AI Art is a one-day workshop by Natalia Fuchs and Albena Baeva. During the workshop participants get an overview of the history of artificial intelligence and its representation in contemporary art, together with the specific tools study. Both curatorial, artistic and technical perspectives are represented to create a profound basis for the future work towards AI applications in the art practice.

When Natalia Fuchs and Albena Baeva met at the Mutek AI Art Lab in Montreal in early 2020, they discovered a common interest and critical stance towards the current development of technology and AI as an artistic research collective. The duo examine extended innovative visions of AI Art as a genre. Currently Natalia Fuchs and Albena Baeva work on the Trust territories project that explores the topics of trauma, trust, and alternative futures through the lens of machines and artificial intelligence.
NATALIA FUCHS
Founder & Cultural Producer
Natalia Fuchs is new media researcher, art historian and international curator. She graduated from the University of Manchester (MA Cultural Management) and from the Danube University (MA MediaArtHistories) in Austria.

Between 2009 and 2013, she was developing the Media Forum at the Moscow International Film festival, and the contemporary art fair VIENNAFAIR. In 2013 Natalia has founded art relations practice ARTYPICAL, and then was appointed as Curator of the Polytechnic Museum (Moscow)—where apart from the exhibitions (Earth Lab co-curated with Ars Electronica, On the Origin of the New at the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art and others), she curated Polytech.Science.Art interdisciplinary program in 2013-2016. In 2015 program received diploma of the Ministry of Culture as "The best educational museum project".

In 2016-2018 Natalia Fuchs was curator, head of the multimedia art department and deputy director of the National Centre for Contemporary Arts in Moscow, Russia, where she launched TECHNE platform for innovative art. Starting from 2017, Natalia is also teaching Media Art History at the Moscow State University (World Art History department).

In 2018-2020 she was curator and co-producer of Gamma Festival and Gamma_Pro, international conference on art and technology (Saint Petersburg, Russia). In 2019-2020 she was creative director for for MUTEK Arab Emirates, the festival of electronic music and digital creativity. She is curating and co-producing international Laboratories of art and technology - such as Gamma_LAB AI (2019) for Gamma Festival and Mutek.JP AI Music Lab for MUTEK Japan (2019). Natalia Fuchs is creator of MUTEK AI Art Lab (2020) by the invitation of MUTEK Montreal. Besides curating, Natalia is producing own AV performances (behaviours w/Sonia Cillari, 2015) and video-artworks (Times Connection for Everyday Transformations, 2018).

Her latest international projects include an exhibition of technological art "Open Codes - Living in Digital Worlds" at the ZKM Center for Art and Media in Germany (co-curated with Peter Weibel), anniversary exhibition of CTM Festival in Berlin "Persisting Realities" and INPUT annual international digital art symposium of the Lunchmeat Festival at the National Gallery in Prague, Czech Republic. Also she worked as Advisor for Barbican Centre (London, UK) for the Artificial Intelligence exhibition "AI: More Than Human" that was launched in 2019. In 2020 she became curator of Futurological Congress 2020 and one of the co-authors of the "AI Art Manifesto" written together with Peter Kirn, Chris Salter, Emilio Vavarella and Moises Horta Valenzuela during Transart Festival of Contemporary Culture in Bolzano, Italy. Since 2020 she is also a member of IKT International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art.

Currently Natalia Fuchs is Director of Exhibitions and Chief Curator of Polytechnic Museum in Moscow, Russia.


Gamma Festival
In 2020 Gamma Festival celebrates its 5th anniversary. In the 2019 post-movie the collective of festival producers - Slava Kostyakhin, Ivan Logos and Natalia Fuchs - share visions on what Gamma is. In the next edition festival will continue the growth as a platform for art, technology and music through its experimental Gamma_Lab and Gamma_PRO conference development (both projects in the frame of the festival are co-organised by ARTYPICAL).
GAMMA FESTIVAL
Post-movie of the 2019 festival edition.
MEDIA ART HISTORIES LECTURES AT MOSCOW STATE UNIVERSITY
2017-2021
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TALKS
03.04.2021 "HANDS ON AI ART" WORKSHOP AT THE JEWISH MUSEUM AND TOLERANCE CENTER, MOSCOW, RUSSIA

03.03.2021 "AI ART MANIFESTO" TALK AT NOTAM, OSLO. NORWAY

11-23.01.2021 "FUTURISM AND NEW MEDIA" CURATORIAL SCHOOL AT THE JEWISH MUSEUM AND TOLERANCE CENTER, MOSCOW, RUSSIA

12.12.2019 "ART AND THE INTELLIGENT MACHINE" PANEL DISCUSSION AT MUTEK JAPAN, HIKARIE, TOKYO, JAPAN

17.11.2019 "AI PERFORMANCE: AESTHETICS AND TECHNIQUES" CURATORIAL TALK AT MUTEK.JP AI MUSIC LAB, EDGEOF, TOKYO, JAPAN

21.09.2019 "MIND THE LOCATION" PANEL AT THE BORDER CONTROL SYMPOSIUM, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, DETROIT, USA

21.08.2019 "THE WORK OF ART IN THE AGE OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE" WORKSHOP AT MUTEK MONTREAL, CANADA


18-19.07.2019 "MUSIC BEYOND THE GIG" PANEL DISCUSSION AT SONAR+D, BARCELONA, SPAIN

01.06.2019 "CURATING MACHINES" PANEL DISCUSSION AT JAPAN MEDIA ARTS FESTIVAL X MUTEK.JP, TOKYO, JAPAN

14-15.03.2019 "THE WORK OF ART IN THE AGE OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE" WORKSHOP AT CTM FESTIVAL / THE ART LABORATORY BERLIN, GERMANY
08.12.2018 "LIGHT AS A MEDIUM" LECTURE AT THE TAT CULT LAB, KAZAN, TATARSTAN

16.11.2018 "NEW FORMS OF CULTURAL PRODUCTION" DISCUSSION AT THE INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL FORUM, SAINT PETERSBURG, RUSSIA

03.11.2018 "ART OF THE FUTURE" KEYNOTE AT MUTEK.JP FESTIVAL, TOKYO, JAPAN

05-09.09.2018 "ART&SCIENCE PRESERVATION" KEYNOTE AT FUTURE ART FEST, SAINT PETERSBURG, RUSSIA

04-06.10.2018 INPUT SYMPOSIUM AT LUNCHMEAT FESTIVAL, PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC

25-29.09.2018 PUBLIC TALK AT SONICA FESTIVAL, LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA

21-23.09.2018 "THE WORK OF ART IN THE AGE OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE", WORKSHOP AT V&A MUSEUM, LONDON, UK

23.08.2018 "CREATIVE REPORT: MOSCOW & SAINT PETERSBURG" PUBLIC TALK AT MUTEK FESTIVAL, MONTREAL, CANADA

20-21.07.2018 GAMMA_PRO FORUM ON ART&TECHNOLOGY, SAINT-PETERSBURG, RUSSIA

23.06.2018 "HUMANITY PROOF" PUBLIC DISCUSSION AT VDNKH, MOSCOW, RUSSIA

11.06.2018 "ART OF THE FUTURE" KEYNOTE AT ART-OVRAG FESTIVAL, VYKSA, RUSSIA

10.05.2018 "ART OF THE FUTURE" KEYNOTE AT MOSCOW STATE UNIVERSITY, MOSCOW, RUSSIA

27.04.2018 "ART OF THE FUTURE" KEYNOTE AT THE DEPARTMENT OF CULTURE, MOSCOW, RUSSIA

26.04.2018 "POST NET-ART DISCUSSION" AT WINZAVOD CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER, MOSCOW, RUSSIA

22.02.2018 "INTERACTIVE ART" KEYNOTE AT TECHNE EXHIBITION, MOSCOW, RUSSIA
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