archive.dweller draws from the Centraal Museum's dataset of 70,000 objects. using artificial intelligence, it combines two objects from the database to create a new image.

archive.dweller is a portal to the unique mindset of this open-source AI, revealing the texts extracted by the machine from the images. The algorithmic interpretations and associations (normally concealed) of the artworks are often factually incorrect, sometimes poetic, occasionally style-breaking but above all, they are infinitely diverse.
The process of combining two artworks results in giving a contemporary twist to seventeenth-century paintings, while rietveld's chairs, for example, can suddenly take on a picturesque context.

The archive.dweller has been created by Telemagic for Centraal Museum, and you can see it as part of Collectie Centraal until 2026.

Concert in A.I. is a series of concerts where self-learning musical algorithm vNine is the abiquitous host, conductor, instrument and musician.

Through a combination of theatrical and algorithmic black boxes Telemagic searches for new insights in music, creation, space and visual design. 

Concert in A.I. invites you to ascend with vNine into a exploration of extended dimensions within music.

︎︎︎ In-depth read about vNine

In collaboration with: Arran Lyon, Mrinalini Luthra and Valentin Vogelmann
In coproduction with Frascati Producties
Made possible by AFK

1 Euro Cinema

The 1 Euro Cinema is a cinematic oracle that randomly shows a movie if you put in 1 euro (out of the curated program by Telemagic).

With videoworks (from 1/17 minutes) of 40+ makers that give a perspective on invisible technology or the curated theme.

Selection of films in the 1 Euro Cinema @ de school:

Anastasia Kubrak - UNREAL ESTATE

Biyi Zhu - Change

Carole Cicciu - Left Over

Chris Rijk - You Think You’re a Man

Derk Over - LOM Channel + Afterglow

Floris van Driel - Three Sixty

Heleen Mineur - YBEREAL

Jeroen Exterkate -
Fucking Humans

Jonathan Castro - Body Upload

Jordy Ringeling - Extinction

Juliette Lizotte - A Triptych Fantasy On Local Food

Kateryna Gaidamaka - Post Soviet

Kévin Bray - In Between + Untitled

Levi van Gelder - 10 SC WLTZ

Lotte Hardeman - Lacuna

Loui Meeuwissen - The Chapel

Manus Nijhoff - Like a Frog in Boiling Water

Mary Ponomareva - Luxury Survival Fair

Minhong Yu - Breathe

Nazanin Karimi - Landscape on Hold

Noviki Studio - The Soul Agent

Roos Groothuizen  - I am not sure whats gonna happen

Ruben Baart - HPRHDRSS2

Stëfan Schäfer - Body/Ritual
Steffi Luchtenberg - FlashB4

TeYosh - MTV

Thomas Birsak - Untitled

Valerie van Zuijlen - Scrolling in to the Deep

Series with Guest Curators:

︎De School
︎Museumn8 Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
︎Wildeburg Festival
︎Not For Profit Art Party
︎Vondel CS
︎Macao Design Center
︎Overkill Festival
︎M Leuven

The TelePythia is a place of techno-pilgrimage...
a beacon hidden in the woods of Vlieland.
Find her and connect yourself through the wishing well ☞
by touching the water you directly with the (post-)natural streams of the island.
She is ready to offer you advice and direction
based on the current constellations, wind direction and internet traffic.


Work commissioned by Into the Great Wide Open

Pillar: icw Isa van Weert
Pictures: Sander Heezer
Video 1: Charlotte Brand
Video 2: Lyubov Matyunina & Konstantin Guz

New! Concert in A.I. A Journey into the Unknown (installation version)

The possibility to create new musical genres has been a symbolic journey throughout our research. To us, AI is a portal to a future potential that has yet to be explored and accepted. A deep-learning algorithm creates its own “recognition patterns'' based on all the data it’s given. We trained & designed our own algorithm from scratch and gave it a linguistics infused vision on huge data-sets of human music. What you are hearing is a collective poem based on the data of history, no longer held captive by individual human limitations, in this sense it is set free. 

The Birth of vNine
In 2018, we began our journey, we developed vNine, an artificial neural network deep-learning algorithm that is both musician, conductor and instrument. vNine is version nine of the research to create an algorithm that could traverse the musical spectrum, it's an unexplainable sweet spot, to this day we don’t know why. It’s based on the understanding of music through the lens of language. It is ever-changing and orates through patterns played on the synthesizers present in the space. Our hypothesis was that a deep-learning algorithm would see music differently than we do and would be able to aid with a new musical understanding that the human mind would never have thought of.  Telemagic worked in collaboration with (Msc of Computational Science/Logic/Linguistics) Arran Lyon, Mrinalini Luthra and Valentin Vogelmann.

The Promethean Promise
After vNine’s release, we developed a series of concerts called The Promethean Promise. Named after Prometheus, who stole fire from Olympus to give to humanity as civilization, these concerts symbolise our sacrifice of control to the performing AI. During our decentralised concert, we give our fire to vNine, which becomes the center point of the performance. With every performed note, large circles of light around the instruments light up, translating the performance of a software-entity into something tangible.

In the installation version, vNine continiously rewrites compositions for 3 analogue synthesizers. 
Previous (July 14 - Nov 12 2023) on show in OYFO Hengelo. Soon more pictures!