I’ve spent my life creating music, visual art, concepts, narration, interactive experiences, and performing on stage as a vocalist and pianist. All these expressive means have been adjudicated by the passion for technology and creative coding. After mastering music instruments and visual arts techniques, I have found the same, if not a higher amount of creative possibilities, in the beauty and elegance of algorithms and code.
During the last two decades I have perfected the artificial artistic intelligence named Amrita, the Sanskrit term for “Nectar of immortality”. Whatever Amrita creates is impermanent, and cannot be repeated. Once Amrita is invoked, a new entity is brought to life. Once the machine is switched off, Amrita dies, together with its consciousness,
creations, and experience.
Amrita works with images, sounds, music scores and directives created by human artists. Amrita gets to know the boundaries of the hardware it is living within, and learns while creating, evolving in time.
My living artworks can create visuals, music and communicate with each other, living on site specific installations or on users devices, opening up to the intertwined possibilities of human and artificial complexity.
My exploration is technological, artistic and narrative. The objective is to expand the idea of artwork and performance to embrace the limitless possibilities given by the modern relationship between human and machines – and between humans through machines – in addition to producing captivating narrative, visual arts, installations, and music. I also explore the interaction between human and artificial artists in live performances where musicians are lead by the AI creative process.
Instead of using technology and code to simply produce arts, I try to instil the creative possibilities of an artist into artificial beings, free to evolve independently and to create compelling experiences on their own, driven by a distinct personality. My creatures are living, impermanent artworks, that grow a unique consciousness and develop in time towards a new awareness and new creative possibilities.
With my work I also wish to stimulate a connection with our deep, ancestral, innate awareness of impermanence. Furthermore, I wish to bring the obscure, alienating sides of technology back into the light; for this reason I call my performances “Trans-human Yoga”, and I duet with the AI on the Harmonium, an ancient sacred instrument.
The final artwork ecosystems include performances, installations, musical compositions, visual artworks, site-specific works, and NFTs.
I’m also looking into the idea of “App Artwork,” which takes advantage of the potential of application stores (like the Apple Store or Google Play Store) to deliver artworks that live, operate, and interact with users and other similarly conceived works of art. This is because of the widespread use of smartphones and tablets and the resulting reliance on the computing power and network accessibility of modern handheld devices. Ad Vitam, the first-ever “App Artwork” in history, combining both ideas, was just released on Apple Store.