Тhe European Media Art Platform (EMAP), initiated by the Werkleitz and co-funded by the Creative Europe programme in 2018, is a consortium of 11 leading European media art organisations specialising in Digital and Media Art, Bio Art and Robotic Art. EMAP acts as a marketplace for associated partners to select artists and works for their own festivals and exhibitions. In addition to production support for artists, EMAP provides an international platform to promote and disseminate the work of media artists.
The SpeculativeAI series consists of two aesthetic experiments. Their goal is to make the processes of artificial neural networks perceptible to humans through audiovisual translation. The work Exp. #2 (conversation) questions an AI’s capacity for empathy and purpose while communicating with a second AI. Both systems are embodied by a light or sound object and can receive the messages of the other. The light object can hear and create images. The sound object can see and play sounds.