Kicking off the collaboration between subnetAIR and the Center for Human-Computer Interaction we are happy to announce a conversation with Robert B. LISEK.

March 10, 2016 18.00 | Sigmund-Haffner-Gasse 18 | free entry
Meet the Artist: Robert B. LISEK (talk/conversation)
In an informal setting artist and mathematician Robert B. Lisek, the first subnetAIR resident in 2016, will introduce himself and his work that critically and consistently examines technology and society. In digital systems a coincidence is a hardly synthesizable element. “Deciphering Randomness” deals with the genesis and ways of coincidence. Robert B. Lisek wants to explore its relevance in social, artistic, biological and digital contexts.


Robert B. LISEK is an artist, mathematician and actioner who focuses on systems and processes (computational, biological, social). He is involved in the number of projects focused on critical art strategies, creative coding and interactive art. Drawing upon post-conceptual art, software art and meta-media, his work intentionally defies categorization. Lisek is a pioneer of art based on machine learning and artificial inteligence. Lisek is also a composer of contemporary music, author of many projects and scores on the intersection of spectral, stochastic, concret music, musica futurista and noise. Lisek is also a scientist who conducts a research in the area of foundations of science (mathematics and computer science). His research interests are category theory and high-order algebra in relation to artificial general intelligence. Lisek is a founder of Institute for Research in Science and Art, Fundamental Research Lab and ACCESS Art Symposium. Author of many exhibitions and concerts, among others: NUCLEAR RANDOM GENERATOR – Harvestworks Arts Center New York, Fluc Wanne Vienna, RADICAL MIND – Columbia University New York, TERROR ENGINES – WORM Center Rotterdam, Secure Insecurity – ISEA Istanbul; DEMONS – Venice Biennale (accompanying events); Manifesto vs. Manifesto – Ujazdowski Castle of Contemporary Art, Warsaw; NGRU – FILE, Sao Paulo; NEST – ARCO Art Fair, Madrid; Float – DMAC Harvestworks and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, NYC; WWAI – Siggraph, Los Angeles; Falsecodes – Red Gate Gallery, Beijing; Gengine – National Gallery, Warsaw; Flextex – Byzantine Museum, Athens, FXT- ACA Media Festival, Tokyo and ISEA, Nagoya.

Contact: Martin Murer