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Anne Spalter & Nathaniel Stern

Future Mythologies: Icarus

HD video and sound, 00:32 min
1920 x 1280 px
2 NFTs, 1 of 1
2.500,00 €excl. VAT
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Icarus revels in his angst.

FUTURE MYTHOLOGIES is a collaborative series between Anne Spalter and Nathaniel Stern for theVERSEverse’s GenText series. It’s a series of 12 poems written in collaboration with text-based AIs, incorporated into videos produced with the help of text-to-image AI. Each explores a character from Greek mythology, with a sci-fi twist. Written and performed by Stern, sound and images by Spalter.


Flight, fall, feathers

I I I can't even s-s-s-see the thread

I have lost my head

Dr-dr-dr-dreading the day I spent

going upward…

I I I was on a f-f-fucking spaceship

Thinking I was flying—

A middle finger to gravity,

a big FU to the earthbound.

Unidentified writing object

I am an object

I object… 

To this moment.

Abject. Eject.

An Epic and an Anthology


FUTURE MYTHOLOGIES: ICARUS by Anne Spalter & Nathaniel Stern is part of the exhibition RECOLLECTION. AI AND MEMORY presented by EXPANDED.ART in collaboration with The NFT Gallery at their galleries in New York and London, 11 April – 13 May 2023.

19 artists explore the idea of further challenging the concreteness of human memory—personal or collective—through creative collaboration with AI. Memories are nebulous.

Scientific studies and phenomena such as "The Mandela Effect" have shown that humans rarely recall things in their unbiased exactitude. Artificial Intelligence already assists human memory in the form of predictive text and GPS navigation. One would surmise that there exists a role for AI when it comes to supplementing even more complex memory.

Artists: Ilya Bliznets, Crashblossom, Anna Dart, Olga Fedorova, Ross Goodwin, Danielle King, Margaret Murphy, Kika Nicolela, Roope Rainisto, Daria Rastunina, Manuel Rossner, Travis LeRoy Southworth, Anne Spalter, Nathaniel Stern, Sasha Stiles, Stephan Vasement, Nicola Villa, Sabato Visconti, and Erika Weitz.

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