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Title: Reference Metadata

Author: Gustavs Lociks

Technology: Large size digital print graphics, audio installation

Collection: RIXC

Year: 2019


The Reference Metadata artwork consists of large size digital print artworks titled Dissociative Paradigms I - IV and an audio installation called Intermission. Using various artificial intelligence tools that are based on neural networks, the artist, through his works, explores and depicts the alienation of commercial culture in the thickets of information.

The audio installation plays back a generated sound from ad audio tracks created by artificial Intelligence. The WaveGAN model modified by MIT researcher Yue Ou, designed primarily for continuous generations of natural sounds, has been used as the basis for artificial intelligence.

Visual artwork series is created using web archives of images found by the author, as symbols of compositions that were further passed through artificial intelligence processing tools, that can enlarge images by adding missing details.

Gustavs Lociks is a new media artist from Liepaja, who has graduated from the New Media Art study program at Liepaja University and is interested in the specifics of manipulation and synthesis of various visual and audio media content. The artist often uses a variety of software tools to create abstract textures and digital landscapes for his work. Currently, the artist is focusing on researching the potential of Artificial Neural Network (ANN) in the creative industry.


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