CO:QUO | Critical Approaches To AI Art

With CO:QUO, PortraitXO, and Hexorcismos

For this episode of CO:QUO, Rania Kim (Portrait XO) interviews transdisciplinary artist Moisés Horta Valenzuela (Hexorcismos) about his approaches to making visuals and music with AI.  During this 1 hour episode, we deep dive into a conversation about the future of AI, the role of humans when working with AI, and Moises' approach of decolonial art and creativity featuring some of his experimental AI-generated music from 2 of his self-released album releases: 𝕺𝖐𝖆𝖈𝖍𝖎𝖍𝖚𝖆𝖑𝖎 (2021) 𝕿𝖗𝖆𝖓𝖘𝖋𝖎𝖌𝖚𝖗𝖆𝖈𝖎𝖔́𝖓(2020).

Moisés Horta Valenzuela (1988, he/him) is an autodidact sound artist, technologist and electronic musician from Tijuana, México, working in the fields of computer music, Artificial Intelligence and the history and politics of emerging digital technologies. As 𝔥𝔢𝔵𝔬𝔯𝔠𝔦𝔰𝔪𝔬𝔰, he crafts an uncanny link between ancient and state-of-the-art sound technologies channeled through a critical decolonial theory lens in the context of contemporary electronic music and the sonic arts. His work has been presented in Ars Electronica, MUTEK México, Transart Festival, MUTEK: AI Art Lab Montréal, Elektron Musik Studion, CTM Festival: Music Makers Hacklab, among others.  He is currently an artist in residence at Factory Berlin where he works on new compositions and sound art installations using machine learning while pursuing a Masters degree in Sound Studies and Sonic arts at the University of Arts Berlin.

CO:QUO is a word of action: CO-CREATE STATUS-QUO. We are a collective of multidisciplinary creatives collaborating internationally. Our mission is to address status-quos that have negative impacts on society through the intersection of art, music, science, and technology. Expect creative conversations, special guests and music of all genres on our monthly Refuge Worldwide broadcast.