Garage x Helena Nikonole is a partner project between Garage and Russian media artist Helena Nikonole that presents the Museum as a place where art is produced on-site, eliminating the physical and symbolic distance between the artist’s studio and the exhibition space.
Over the course of four weeks, Helena Nikonole, for whom neural networks are an important tool, will focus her attention on sound. Using an iMac Pro, Apple’s most powerful computer, she will work with a neural network to produce fundamentally new signals from a variety of sounds (from noise to electronic acoustics, from classical music to animal noises and birdsong). This investigation will form part of the artist’s long-term project which studies different approaches to the analysis and generation of sound using neural networks. She will also work on a visual embodiment of her research and attempt to find correspondences between the two channels of information.