Mal mit mir


March 2021
 – June 2022

For the Herzstücke exhibition at the Kunsthalle Tübingen, we took expressionism a step further into a world where art becomes a shared experience. Our journey began with a desire to weave together the past and present, inviting visitors to not only witness but also partake in the vibrant legacy of expressionism.

The Herzstücke exhibition presented 70 expressionist masterpieces from the collections of Henri Nannen und Otto van de Loo from the Kunsthalle Emden. Visitors experience the emotionally powerful and sensual works from Franz Marc, Paula Modersohn-Becker, Max Pechstein, Asger Jorn. As a response to these wonderful art pieces we prepared the work 1902 – 2012: the core idea is to open a resonance space of the exhibition, where the paintings are liquefied and crossed with each other via our styleflow AI technology. The work highlights the interplay between memory and imagination and is shown as a sculpture using a semi-transparent screen.

Our second work with the title Mal mit mir! extended expressionism into the participatory dimension. We invited visitors to draw a sketch on a whiteboard and to choose one of the four emotions “happy”, “sad”, “angry” and “fearful” via a button. On the screen next, the drawings are continued on the basis of the chosen emotion. This complex transformation is based on the knowledge of hundreds of millions of image and text pairs from the internet, where the AI gathered a multi-modal understanding of our visual concepts. The result of the creative cooperation between humans and machines could be printed as a postcard.

Contributing Lunar Ring Members: Johannes Stelzer, Anna Taphorn, Niklas Fricke, Mirko Franjic, Alexander Loktyushin