An one-hour live session with artists, Anne Spalter and Sofia Crespo, in discussion. We will dive into their artistic practices, their use of AI, and the relationship between data, GAN and human perception. As both of their practices tackle current issues such as COVID19 and ecological uncertainty, the artists will detail how they approach the effect of men and technology on our environment.
Anne Spalter, new media artist
Sofia Crespo, neural artist
Moderator: Andrea Steuer, CADAF Fair director and Elena Zavelev Founder and CEO of CADAF and New Art Academy
Project Credits / Acknowledgements
Sofia Crespo (DE), Anne Spalter (US)
Curated by CADAF
Digital mixed-media artist Anne Spalter is an academic pioneer who founded the original digital fine arts programs at Brown University and The Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in the 1990s. With a decades-long goal of integrating art and technology, Spalter has authored over a dozen academic papers and the seminal, internationally taught textbook, The Computer in the Visual Arts (Addison-Wesley, 1999). Alongside her studio practice, Spalter continues to lecture on digital art practice and theory. She is on the Digital Art Acquisitions Committee of the Whitney Museum of American Art. More at https://cadaf.art/artists/anne-spalter
Sofia Crespo is an artist working with a huge interest in biology-inspired technologies. One of her main focuses is the way organic life uses artificial mechanisms to simulate itself and evolve, this implying the idea that technologies are a biased product of the organic life that created them and not a completely separated object. On the side, she is also hugely concerned with the dynamic change in the role of the artists working with machine learning techniques.