Neltokoni in cuícatl (Talismans in Poetry) is a multichannel audio/visual poetry performance driven by a disembodied AI system consisting of three generative deep learning models trained on precolumbian sonic forms, poetry and imagery.
The iterative performance presents a multisensory experience of the symbiosis between artificial neural networks and ancestral technologies of spirit; acting as a form of resistance towards colonial practices of language erasure by representing vernacular knowledge and forging new mythologies within artificial intelligence art production systems.
By understanding the cultural nature of computational technology, *Neltokoni in cuícatl* proposes cultural representation as a strategy for reconsidering the cultural homogenization brought forth in the age of AI and algorithmic mediated culture.
Project Credits / Acknowledgements
Lead Artist: Moisés Horta Valenzuela AKA hexorcismos
Moisés Horta Valenzuela AKA hexorcismos is a sound artist, technologist and electronic musician from Tijuana, México, working in the fields of computer music and the history and politics of emerging technologies. He is currently based in Berlin, where he works on new compositions and sound art installations using machine learning while pursuing a Master’s degree in Sound Studies and Sonic arts at the University of Arts Berlin.