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Silvia Rosani. AMOTION, 2021. Photo: Wincent Wiedermann

The AMOTION exhibition opening by Silvia Rosani will take place at the RIXC Gallery, on December 2, at 18:00. The exhibition opening will feature a sound performance by the artist.

Interact with the installation on-site or remotely via this app:

Watch the live stream from the exhibition on the RIXC Youtube channel during the opening hours here.

The exhibition is open in the "green regime" – please show a vaccination certificate and passport or ID when visiting the exhibition.

Silvia Rosani. AMOTION, 2021. Photo: Falk Wenzel

The exhibition opening will feature a sound performance by the Italian artist Silvia Rosani. The artist will introduce the experimental music instruments that are the AMOTION exhibition artworks. AMOTION combines emotions and AI, proposing several questions – is emotion the key to increase attendance at contemporary music events and tackle the social inequality nested in the music production and consumption practice? How can musicians write and play music to touch the audience and, thus, conquer their devotion? Is it possible to imprint a specific emotion on a sound and, on this ground, develop a dialogue between performer and live electronics? The artwork will explore the dialogue between musical instruments and hybrid electroacoustic instruments through the comparison of the emotional content of the sounds they produce with a model built on the emotions detected in a database of human and non-human voices.

The AMOTION exhibition presents itself as a group of metallic objects and a large tambourine. The objects are wired to create audio feedback loops, which make them resonate and which are controlled by a patch in Pure Data. This set of connections make of the objects in the group hybrid electro-acoustic instruments. Visitors will have an opportunity to use their voice and emotions as a musical instrument via an AI algorithm-based app and the interactive installation which through sound will try to reproduce emotions detected in the voice.

The app is available here:

Silvia Rosani. AMOTION, 2021. Photo: Falk Wenzel

The artist developed the artwork during the RIXC / EMAP / EMARE residence in 2021. The AI emotion detection algorithm was developed in cooperation with the young artists Laima Ratniece-Miltiņa and Lauris Šmits who recorded clarinet and violin melodies, in order to train the algorithm to differentiate various emotions.

Silvia studied composition at the conservatoire (Italy) first and, later, at Mozarteum Universität (Austria), while completing a degree in electronic engineering. She holds a PhD from Goldsmiths, University of London, where she works as Associate Lecturer. Her music is performed internationally by ensembles such as Neue Vocalsolisten and soloists such as pianist Anna D'Errico and Xenia Pestova. Silvia performs with electroacoustic instruments she designs and produces herself. She was recently in residence at ZKM to develop an installation with the Internet of Things, and will be soon in residence at the Experimentalstudio of the SWR.


The AMOTION artwork was developed during the EMAP / EMARE residence, co-funded by the EU program Creative Europe, hosted by RIXC.

The exhibition is on-view until February 26, 2022.

Contacts:, 29635167 (Agnese Baranova)

Supported by the State Culture Capital Foundation of Latvia, EU program Creative Europe program within the framework of the EMAP / EMARE project, the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia


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