In Artificial Intelligence Month, the performative think tank SAVE THE FUTURE invites you to a thought experiment that explores the connection between performing arts, technology and nature.
In our current think tank AMBASSADORS OF NATURE, audiences are transported into the fragile world of biodiversity with short, concise formats at the intersection of analog and digital art. For this, two artists work with current AI technologies and explore the possibilities of a dialogue. The CLB becomes a research center.
In the entrance area, the audience will be welcomed by Prof. Dr. Johannes Vogel, Director of the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin. Via QR code, he conveys interesting facts and visionary ideas on the subject of biodiversity and makes clear that biodiversity is not a new soap.
At the center of the exhibition is visual artist Nándor Angstenberger – he conceived his latest sculpture A TREE together with the A.I. Chat GPT 3 and created it from found objects of our nature and our consumer society. Nándor Angstenberger is a world builder. His filigree and fairytale-like works of art captivate through their precision. They are created without sketches or concrete preliminary work, guided by his own imagination. Designed analogously and assembled with his indefatigable companion UHU, the universal glue, fantastic-mythical parallel worlds and landscape pictures emerge as commentaries on our world.
Daniel Kalafata-Müller explores with his ANIMALS OF THE FUTURE how AI changes the way we look at the world. The generated images were created with the text-to-image A.I. Stable Diffusion. Supposedly lifelike, they raise partly disturbing questions: What would animals from the future look like? Do they have new abilities? Will they have to leave their original habitats and adopt new survival strategies? Will groups of animals merge to form new species, or will biodiversity even be expanded to include technological elements? Imaginative and colorful, the images created in cooperation between humans and AI tell of a possible future of evolution.
MYRIAD invites visitors to experience the real-life migration stories of three animals – the bald ibis, the arctic fox and the green sea turtle – in a poetic virtual reality experience. They follow the wind and currents, over high mountain ranges, icy landscapes or through deep seas on their journeys around the globe. At the intersection of art, science and storytelling, the cross-media project tells of the fascination and challenges of the animals’ globe-spanning migrations in a constantly changing, globally connected world that is under massive human influence.
The app 3QR provides a spectacular view of the already extinct house-sized brachiosaurus: scanning a QR code brings the imposing giant right to your doorstep.
SAVE THE FUTURE, initiated by Nicole Oder (director, author and artistic director Heimathafen Neukölln 2009-2020) and Andrea Tietz (initiator, artistic director SAVE THE WORLD 2014-2020) sees itself as a performative think tank at the interface between performing arts and science, between culture and nature, between the analog and the digital world.
TEAM SAVE THE FUTURE: Andrea Tietz (Artistic Director) Nicole Oder (Artistic Director) Claudia Noack (Exhibition Design) Nándor Angstenberger (Visual Artist) Daniel Kalafata-Müller (Multimedia Artist) Kerstin Klewitz (Project Management Myriad) Dr. Sven Sappelt (Project Management Gallery CLB) Theresa Augustin (Assistance) Nele Ouwens (Communication and PR) Laura Sanden (Social Media) N.N. (Technology)
A project by SAVE THE FUTURE in cooperation with CLB Berlin, Interactive Media Foundation, Museum für Naturkunde Berlin.
Supported by #TakeHeart of the Fonds Darstellende Künste in the framework of NEUSTART KULTUR.