An installation that explores the identification, control, and personalization of our voice and hearing in the highly curated digital public space.
VOICES aims to shed light on the opaque inner workings of common voice technologies, by reflecting how these technologies process, analyse and clone voices. This interactive audio-visual installation invites participants to record a secret. In return, they hear cloned voices telling the secrets of previous participants.
Mohsen Hazrati (Germany)
Mohsen Hazrati lives and works in Berlin. He graduated with a BA in graphic design from Shiraz Art Institute of Higher Education. His works focus on Literature and digital technologies and have been presented at various conferences such as; UdK Berlin, the State Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart, IAM weekend Barcelona, EVA, and UCL mal London, Elo University of Central Florida, TEDx Mollasadra St, and exhibitions by Grafikenshus museum, PeertoSpace, RadianceVR, Espronceda, synthesis, Triennale Kleinplastik Fellbach, Transfer gallery, etc. Since 2013, in collaboration with Milad Forouzande, he has been the co-founder and curator of “Dar-AlHokoomeh Project”; a new media art project and activity, based in Shiraz, Iran.
Phivos-Angelos Kollias (Germany)
Dr. Phivos-Angelos Kollias explores emerging technologies’ creative potential and their impact. By combining his classical music background and knowledge of innovative techniques and concepts, he creates digital projects that explore how technology can be used for artistic expression. His projects often take the form of interactive sound installations, virtual reality, music performances, and video games. Through his work, Kollias explores themes such as Artificial Intelligence, bridging the listening with other senses and multi-disciplinary collaborations. His music encourages critical thinking about the social and cultural implications of technology while exploring how technology has the potential to enhance human creativity.
Yu Zhang (The Netherlands)
Yu Zhang has a background in fine arts and design. Her Ph.D. research investigates the theory and artistic practice of interactive technologies for public, large-scale installations. As a researcher and artist, she approaches visual art with mixed reality installations and projections, sensor-based interactives, and computational arts. Besides, Yu’s teaching experiences cover a broad space including traditional classrooms, workshops and design-led project-based learning activities. Currently, she lives and works in Eindhoven.
Ahnjili ZhuParris (The Netherlands)
Ahnjili is a data scientist, Ph.D. candidate, artist, and science communicator. Ahnjili’s academic research focuses on developing smartphones- and wearables-based biomarkers that can be used to monitor one’s mental and physical wellbeing for clinical trials. Ahnjili’s artistic research and science communication focuses on educating the public about A.I. and algorithmic violence, which refers to the violence that is justified or is created by an automated decision-making system.