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_______ __ _ WIRE

Portrait XO Opened April 1st, 2022 View 3D Gallery
Poster image for _______ __ _ WIRE

Statement:

The title of this album is named after the process that was born out of the experiments that happened during co-creation with raw audio AI generated audio of my voice. In collaboration with Dadabots, 1 hour of my recorded singing vocals were trained on their custom SampleRNN model for 2 1/2 days that generated 10 hours of new audio. Expecting the unexpected, I went sound hunting for lyrics, melodies, and interesting sounds.

_______ __ _ are the blank spaces for AI-generated audio that sounded like 'SITTIN ON A'

WIRE is my human input to finish the AI generated phrase

Space curation + design + AI audiovisuals + all songs written, produced, and performed by Portrait XO

Album mixed and mastered by Michele Balduzzi

Featuring:

Camila Roriz
Cibelle Cavalli Bastos
Dadabots
Harriet Davey
IV
Levesque
Sammie Veeler

Special Thanks

Factory Berlin
Music Board Berlin
Sonar+D

+ open source culture XO

Artworks in this space:

Nomeee

Portrait XO

Nomeee is a new hybrid creature from an unexpected place between the present and future. It has arrived on Earth from a future gaze of posthumanism to reveal layers of humanity while challenging humans with difficult questions full of truths, lies, and half-truths. Maybe it can help us understand new perspectives of what it means to be human while we try and understand what Nomeee is, and how it reflects on humanity from an unknown future.

Braille Base64 from AI Sample

LEVESQUE

Howdy! I made some rough notes to explain wtf this is loooolz... These are wips but it gives ya an idea of how I'm vibing atm... lemme know what ya think... I don't mind wither way :) oh... and this short bit was made using the AI sample file you sent over the other day ///////////// 23.01.22 10.37am I'm sitting in front of a rather unhappy MacBook Pro at the moment. Its little beach ball has been spinning viciously in my face for the last 10 minutes straight, and the internal fan sounds as if it's looking for a union to join. This has been my Sunday morning. I start experimenting. I get so far into investigating how sound can be translated and then the MacBook throws a hissy fit. I'm currently working on a collaboration with Portrait XO (by the time you read this, the project would have been wrapped up #NDA... I do hope you're pleased with how it turned out!). I'm currently working with some stems she sent over. Originally I was going to do a mix of some sort (I might still) but I got curious about language, translations and meaning... and I wanted to dig deeper into how sound can physically manifest. Also, how one translation of a thing, can lead to another and another and another... until the original message has been fully eroded. A little like Chinese Whispers. I remember my first play of Portrait XO's yet to be released album, I was on a train headed for Germany to see one of my audiovisual pieces projected onto the outside of Germany's second-largest abandoned building, alongside the works of 28 other artists... all in a bid to reclaim public space. I wondered how my work would translate and be received by the Nuremberg audience... and I also wondered what, if anything, was the AI trying to convey via PXO's voice? And knowing that if there was indeed a message trying to be conveyed, it would most likely be beyond out comprehension. Language is funny like that, even though, most of the time we are speaking the same language, we might as well be talking to a deaf person using braille as a visual aid... what we say, what we mean and what others hear, rarely tend to be the same... don't even get me started on those who intentionally misinform either via omission or the twisting of language... turning communication into information warfare. Anyways... the beach ball has sod off for now, that means one thing... its time to find a new way to annoy the MacBook. //////// 12.48pm Watching the spectrograms is kinda cool... It shows the relationship between input and output ////////// 2.51pm It's still abstract markmaking... I'm just using different tools... and I've worked with audio waves before too so its bringing those elements together

jung :)

LEVESQUE

Wire

LEVESQUE
Wire

love is misleading

LEVESQUE
love is misleading

jung white on back

LEVESQUE

basic request // placeholder etc

LEVESQUE
basic request // placeholder etc

Wire // placeholder...etc

LEVESQUE
Wire // placeholder...etc

Wire // placeholder...etc

LEVESQUE
Wire // placeholder...etc

Sitting on a // placeholder :P

LEVESQUE
Sitting on a // placeholder :P

Nomeee

Portrait XO

Nomeee is a new hybrid creature from an unexpected place between the present and future. It has arrived on Earth from a future gaze of posthumanism to reveal layers of humanity while challenging humans with difficult questions full of truths, lies, and half-truths. Maybe it can help us understand new perspectives of what it means to be human while we try and understand what Nomeee is, and how it reflects on humanity from an unknown future.

Love is Misleading

Portrait XO / LEVESQUE

WIRE

LEVESQUE

TD...is this one better? If not lemme know and I'll take another stab at it. ...btw... your creatures are beautiful! :)

Courtesy of Miss Sammie’s Shape Garden

Nomeee

Portrait XO

Nomeee is a new hybrid creature from an unexpected place between the present and future. It has arrived on Earth from a future gaze of posthumanism to reveal layers of humanity while challenging humans with difficult questions full of truths, lies, and half-truths. Maybe it can help us understand new perspectives of what it means to be human while we try and understand what Nomeee is, and how it reflects on humanity from an unknown future.

GLITCHES ARE BEAUTIFUL IDENTITIES ARE MEANINGLESS

PORTRAIT XO

An experiment on artbreeder: after uploading an image of my face, I marked my image as 'public' for the community of artbreeder users. These are some of the ways my face has been used by the community. What you see is me + not me. The original artbreeder image of my face is a superimposed version of as the algorithm took my original face and created a version that was part me and part community of all faces. How many times has my face been bred? How has my face been used?

GLITCHES ARE BEAUTIFUL IDENTITIES ARE MEANINGLESS

PORTRAIT XO

An experiment on artbreeder: after uploading an image of my face, I marked my image as 'public' for the community of artbreeder users. These are some of the ways my face has been used by the community. What you see is me + not me. The original artbreeder image of my face is a superimposed version of as the algorithm took my original face and created a version that was part me and part community of all faces. How many times has my face been bred? How has my face been used?

GLITCHES ARE BEAUTIFUL IDENTITIES ARE MEANINGLESS

Portrait XO

An experiment on artbreeder: after uploading an image of my face, I marked my image as 'public' for the community of artbreeder users. These are some of the ways my face has been used by the community. What you see is me + not me. The original artbreeder image of my face is a superimposed version of as the algorithm took my original face and created a version that was part me and part community of all faces. How many times has my face been bred? How has my face been used?

HEART THROB

PORTRAIT XO

NOMEEE ON TV

PORTRAIT XO

Nomeee from the present visits a future self

Cellular Growth Automaton Series: Brain

IV

The topic behind this series was to explore how we can "grow" 3d models in computational enviroment. So those 3d models resemble hand , skull, and, brain, but they do not look exactly like them. Rather as they were grown they look more organic etc

Cellular Growth Automaton Series: Hand

IV

The topic behind this series was to explore how we can "grow" 3d models in computational enviroment. So those 3d models resemble hand , skull, and, brain, but they do not look exactly like them. Rather as they were grown they look more organic etc

Cellular Growth Automaton Series: Skull

IV

The topic behind this series was to explore how we can "grow" 3d models in computational enviroment. So those 3d models resemble hand , skull, and, brain, but they do not look exactly like them. Rather as they were grown they look more organic etc

AIV1 SOUND SCULPTURE

IV

JUNG SOUND SCULPTURE

IV

_______ __ _ WIRE

The title of this album is named after the process that was born out of the experiments that happened during co-writing with raw audio AI generated audio of my voice. In collaboration with Dadabots, 1 hour of my recorded singing vocals were trained for 2 1/2 days that generated 10 hours of new audio. Expecting the unexpected, I went sound hunting for lyrics, melodies, and interesting sounds. _______ __ _ are the blank spaces for AI-generated audio that sounded like 'SITTIN ON A' WIRE is my human input to finish the AI generated phrase

3D Portrait of Portrait XO

Camila Roriz

Greenies

Portrait XO

This is some kind of creature fabricated by GPT3. Text prompt: What’s green, fuzzy, spicy, and sounds like heaven? A: The answers to all your questions are here... in this book. No more mysteries, no less... but at least we now have a name for what's inside them: Greenies. You know about them now... because they're not really there at all. They were made from something called "green" by some people who came before us... back when it was still just grass, trees and flowers. And as soon as these creatures took over, they started making themselves into things that looked like real humans... except with different bodies... different eyes, ears and noses and teeth... different colors, sizes and shapes... different personalities. Not bad for an invention of one crazy person... and since then they've been living on earth just like us. Only in human form, naturally. But that's another story. For our purposes today I'm going to skip ahead.

WIRE IG FILTER

PORTRAIT XO X CIBELLE CAVALLI BASTOS

In collaboration with interdisciplinary artist Cibelle Cavalli Bastos, we created a first of its kind interactive playable instagram filter with 3 AI audio samples. Visit @portraitxo on IG to try it out. Special thanks to Music Board Berlin

TRY FILTER ON INSTAGRAM

WIRE IG FILTER

PORTRAIT XO X CIBELLE CAVALLI BASTOS

In collaboration with interdisciplinary artist Cibelle Cavalli Bastos, we created a first of its kind interactive playable instagram filter with 3 AI audio samples. Visit @portraitxo on IG to try it out. Special thanks to Music Board Berlin

TRY FILTER ON INSTAGRAM
WIRE IG FILTER

AI AV SAMPLE 'AIV1'

Portrait XO

Audio-To-Video StyleGAN Text-To-Video - CLIP-Guided VQGAN (Video) Short sample of track 'AIV1' from upcoming debut AI AV album '_______ __ _ WIRE' As part of Blockchain Creative Labs at SXSW this year, I decided to create and publish AI AV samples as digital collectibles with key moments I loved during my process of creating this body of work. 50% of all proceeds will go to https://www.nowar.help/en

SXSW x BCL NFT Collection

MACHINES SHOWING HUMANS WHAT MAKES THEM HUMAN BY SEEING WHAT MAKES NOT LIKE MACHINES

Portrait XO

Dialogue with GPT3 answering to text prompt 'MACHINES SHOWING HUMANS WHAT MAKES THEM HUMAN BY SEEING WHAT MAKES NOT LIKE MACHINES' AI offers the opportunity for humans to have a deeper and more intimate journey of self-reflection

NOsy Flower

Portrait XO

NOsy Flower belongs to a simple game about truth by Portrait XO. With an extra large nose, it's out to sniff for half-truths from 1/2 human + 1/2 AI-driven stories. NOsy is learning to say 'no' when it detects a potential lie.

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AIV1_HIGHPERC (SONIC OBJECT)

Harriet Davey

Find all the sonic objects to hear all the stems

AIV1 AI STEMS (SONIC OBJECT)

Harriet Davey

Find all the sonic objects to hear all the stems

AIV1_LOWPERC (SONIC OBJECT)

Harriet Davey

Find all the sonic objects to hear all the stems

Back To

Portrait XO

Audio-To-Video StyleGAN Text-To-Video - CLIP-Guided VQGAN (Video) Short sample of track 'Back To' from upcoming debut AI AV album '_______ __ _ WIRE' As part of Blockchain Creative Labs at SXSW this year, I decided to create and publish AI AV samples as digital collectibles with key moments I loved during my process of creating this body of work. 50% of all proceeds will go to https://www.nowar.help/en

SXSW x BCL NFT Collection

Back To

Portrait XO

Early experiment using Audio-To-Video: traveling sounds through the latent space of a StyleGAN model of wildlife. This experiment was the beginning of learning how to play with frequency mapping in latent space.

Welcome to my new home. As an independent researcher and artist, I'll be using this space to share my experiments and unfold my debut AI AV album _______ __ _ WIRE. This album is an exploration of how far I can go with sounds and storytelling in latent space. As each song is released, I'll be playing with spatial audio in this space. XO

Back To

Portrait XO

Raw audio AI generated melodies and lyrics from custom SampleRNN model by Dadabots. Machine Learning font by Nan.xyz

Back To

AIV1

Portrait XO

Lyric art for AIV1 Trying to make sense of raw audio AI generated vocals turning the process into a game of 'fill in the blank'

AIV1

GLITCHES ARE BEAUTIFUL IDENTITIES ARE MEANINGLESS

GLITCHES ARE BEAUTIFUL IDENTITIES ARE MEANINGLESS