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Language Machine: Text, Code, and Poetry


· Sara Trawöger
· Amirali Bashiri
· Laura Sophie Meyer
· Aleksander Segieth
· Sanaz Rafii
Çağla Gillis
· Ralf Petersen
· Valentina Rodríguez
· Lesia Kvitka

Welcome to an innovative digital journey that breaks free from traditional expressions and invites you not only to write poetry but to become poetry.

Explore the depths with the Language Machine, seeking answers: what holds greater relevance in contemporary linguistic art? Is it the text as the essence that forms the foundation of poetry, or is it the beauty of textual form, akin to a code that shapes the perfect poetic structure?

This exhibition as a part of the Wrong Biennale 2023/2024 is a dynamic voyage into how language seamlessly transforms into a canvas for creative expression. It's a tribute to language as a living, evolving entity where words and code interweave, giving birth to intricate narratives. Our curated collection offers a multitude of interpretations, immersing you in the most captivating forms of language.

Here, a convergence of media, including hybrid art, videos, animations, texts, and sounds, presents a vibrant tapestry of voices. Each piece bears testimony to the limitless creativity that blossoms when art and language engage in an enchanting dance.

Join us from Noveber 1, 2023 to March 31, 2024 on this artistic journey where international artists gather to celebrate the power of words and the elegance of code. While our contributors span the globe, a significant portion hails from Kunstuniversität Linz - a center of experimental art and design in the heart of Europe, enriching the conversation with a unique perspective.

Kunstuniversität Linz
Domgasse 1
4020 Linz, Austria
Curator: Lesia Kvitka



Artificial Lullaby

"Artificial Lullaby" is an art project that merges the realms of memory and artificial intelligence. The project is a multifaceted exploration, intertwining different mediums, both digital and analogue.

Childhood - Illuminations -  Arthur Rimbaud

That idol, black eyes and yellow mop, without parents or court, nobler than Mexican and Flemish fables; his domain, insolent azure and verdure, runs over beaches called by the shipless waves, names ferociously Greek, Slav, Celt.

At the border of the forest - dream flowers tinkle, flash, and flare, - the girl with orange lips, knees crossed in the clear flood that gushes from the fields, nakedness shaded, traversed, dressed by rainbow, flora, sea.

Ladies who stroll on terraces adjacent to the sea; baby girls and giantesses, superb blacks in the verdigris moss, jewels upright on the rich ground of groves and little thawed gardens, - young mothers and big sisters with eyes full of pilgrimages, sultanas, princesses tyrannical of costume and carriage, little foreign misses and young ladies gently unhappy.

What boredom, the hour of the "dear body" and "dear heart.

At the heart of "Artificial Lullaby" lies a poetic conversation between the artist and the artificial intelligence, spurred by the verses of Arthur Rimbaud's poem "Childhood." The project germinated from a desire to articulate the images and emotions encapsulated in the poem, as the artist sought to convey their personal interpretation to the AI.

The journey, however, didn't stop with Rimbaud's verses. It expanded into a broader, more intimate exploration. The generative animation breathes life into the artist's recollections, stitching together fragments from her childhood. These moving visuals become a cinematic tapestry, weaving the threads of personal history into the project's narrative.

"Artificial Lullaby" is a conversational experiment in the language of images and memories. Through the dance between human recollections and machine interpretation, the project becomes a testament to the enduring power of childhood dreams and the abilityof technology to resurrect andreimagine them.

Lesia Kvitka is a multidisciplinary artist, hails originally from Ukraine and lives currently in Vienna, Austria. Her creations embody a fusion that blends the innovations of today with the timeless essence of traditional storytelling. Lesia's deep fascination lies in hybrid multimedia techniques, where the convergence of generative art, augmented reality, and experimental media with analogue methods produces a dynamic synergy. This fusion allows her to transcend the established boundaries of time and space, resulting in a unique world that gazes toward the future while embracing a sensually nostalgic aura.
In her creative pursuits, Lesia delves deep into personal narratives, embarking on a journey that uncovers the nuances of individual paths, the subtleties of femininity, profound connections to national heritage, and the transformative experience of the artist's identity.