Upstream’s Net Art Update (#48). Featured in the exhibition 2020 DO NOT LINK on our online platform www.upstream.gallery (curated by Dirk Paesmans & Bob Bicknell-Knight).
Today: Michael Berto (@pawsmenu), The Geography, 2020. Find the work here: https://www.twitch.tv/pawsmenu.
"The Geography" is an endless, non-linear, procedural, ai-algorithm driven composition, visually paired with virtual mountains rendered from real-world geographic data. Once instantiated, the piece will play forever, automated, until it is turned off, constantly creating new soundscapes, paired with generated geographies. The Geography is powered by a piece of code that effectively takes the human out of the role of 'music producer' or 'conductor' and will supply an endless stream of ambient music to the viewer or listener, as well as paint endless constantly shifting landscapes with digital light. Streaming online via Twitch, The Geography will generate an unbroken continuum of ever-changing and evolving music, paired with virtual landscapes, constantly shifting and morphing into new combinations and configurations.
Michael Berto is an artist, writer and composer working in games. In 2017 he founded The Zium Museum, an online, digital art gallery.
"The Geography" project is a collaboration with Titouan Millet, Freya Berkhout and t e l e p a t h