“Code Temporal”, a new audio-visual artwork by Robert Del Naja


Robert Del Naja (3D – Massive Attack) will premiere “Code Temporal”, a new audio-visual artwork on Friday, January 29th 2021..

The film artwork – a continuation of Del Naja’s experimentation with AI artist Mario Klingemann that has seen forms emerge in the “Mezzanine XXI” live show and 2020 “Eutopia” EP - has been produced in response to a dialogue between Valentino Creative Director Pierpaolo Piccioli and Del Naja.

The work explores the process of the Haute Couture collection, playing with symmetries between learned systems and human transgression, and the spontaneity of machine learning. Featuring a cut-up collagist script, the piece was filmed and observed by machine learning algorithms spontaneously edited by neural networks trained by Klingemann.

Footage shot during the creation of the new collection in Rome, information on the making of, of the collection, the faces of the seamstresses, and the time-lapsed photography of the work in progress on the tailoring mannequin, all become algorithmic sequences elaborated and set to new music by the machine.

The temporal code of this Couture process becomes a digital tale in the collaboration with Del Naja: a self-standing, complete document of the long process of the Atelier, culminating in the Fashion Show in Rome at Galleria Colonna, Sala Grande

Valentino couture - spring-summer 2021
Valentino couture - spring-summer 2021
Mario Klingemann is an artist who uses algorithms and artificial intelligence to create and investigate systems. He is particularly interested in human perception of art and creativity, researching methods in which machines can augment or emulate these processes.
Robert Del Naja is an artist, musician and activist most noted for co-founding Massive Attack; pioneering street art techniques; and multi-disciplinary innovations in the use of data visualisation and AI technology, executed within the realms of art, music and documentary.


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