Mario Klingemann
  • “I want to create something that keeps on creating, in this case portraits, and never repeats and stays surprising.”
  • “We are still feeling so sure that we can totally say what's real and what's not and we will lose that ability very soon.”
  • “The hope is, of course, to extract something out of it, which is enlightening to us or makes us happy or makes us wonder.”
  • Human work is, like everything that can be done with a computer, many of these things will be replaced by computers.”

Season 03 Episode 09

Art & Technology

Featuring Mario Klingemann

AI is the latest technology to spark innovation in the art world. Artist Mario Klingemann, creator of “Memories of Passersby 1” which was auctioned by Sotheby’s in 2019, talks about his work and the future of art.

Machine learning technologies like Generative Adversarial Networks (GAN) are accelerating progress in the automation of creative output. While Mario is best-known for his visual art he is shifting his attention to text-based output, which he sees as ripe for pioneering work. Art has always been interwoven with technology, and the future will be increasingly digital, leveraging smart machines that raise questions about the nature of humanity and creativity.