GAN of Living Skies – Sunset Bathing and Soundbath Night
DATE: Thursday, October 5
TIME: 7-10 PM
LOCATION: Courtyard, Art Gallery of Regina, 2420 Elphinstone St.
LET US KNOW YOU'LL BE THERE: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/699342059927?aff=oddtdtcreator
What if we could hear a sunset? GAN of Living Skies - Sunset Bathing and Soundbath Night imagines one answer to this question.
Using a type of machine learning known as generative adversarial network or a GAN, GAN of Living Skies by Spekwork Studio projects fake sunsets based on a dataset of real Saskatchewan sunsets, thus the Land of Living Skies becomes GAN of Living Skies.
For Culture Days 2023, the artists will expand their project to include a one-night performance of generated and altered live sound in collaboration with the Regina artists' collective Holophon Audio Arts.
SpekWork Studio (Cat Bluemke & Jonathan Carroll) invite you to join them in the Art Gallery of Regina's open-air courtyard or online as they generate sounds by processing the simulated sunset images generated by GAN of Living Skies through MAX MSP software.
Members of Holophon Audio Arts will improvise an audio art performance built upon these sounds. The curious can seize this opportunity to learn and participate in generating and processing sounds to create audio art with electronics. Members of the public of all ages are invited to come (and go) and enjoy a relaxing, healing and revitalizing sound bath while basking in the glow of fake sunsets created by SpekWork Studio's solar-powered machine in the courtyard or via live-streamed video.