Mark Amerika


Looping mp4 + microfiction as vinyl wall text
2048 x 2048 px

At what point does the language artist become a language model and vice-versa? And what new skills must the artist develop as they co-evolve in a creative work environment where maintaining a playful and dynamic relationship with the rapid technical maneuvering of the machinic Other is an aesthetic decision?

Mark Amerika’s “Visitation” is included from his recent “Microfictions” series, an ongoing digital art project where Amerika trains a text-to-video AI animation engine to co-compose a sequence of otherworldly images driven by the artist’s literary imagination. 

Sampling concepts gleaned from Amerika’s recent book, My Life as an Artificial Creative Intelligence, this new series of collaborative human-AI artworks investigates what Amerika refers to as a cosmotechnical skill, a playful and intra-active relationship with that is not based on functionalism but channeling the mediumistic qualities of beings-beyond-beings.

Featured in POÈME SBJKT, an exhibition of works of literature both on and off the blockchain that enhance, reinvent, and reimagine the relationship between text and image, analog and digital, blurring and challenging the lines that seek to divide.

POÈME SBJKT was curated by theVERSEverse in partnership with L’Avant Galerie Vossen and took place at Librairie Métamorphoses from May 25 – July 15, 2023.

Contact Librairie Métamorphoses for purchasing inquiries.