Quayola: 'Gazing Machines'


  • Thursday 16 13:30 - 14:00

    Sónar by Day - Stage+D

'Gazing Machines'

In Quayola’s world, the process is as important as the outcome, and the iconography is as important as the image itself. Using algorithms, robotics and his own custom-built software, he dissects and reassembles images from the classical canon of painting and sculpture to create new artworks. His sculptures and prints have been exhibited widely - including the V & A in London and Palais Tokyo in Paris - and he’s collaborated with musicians ranging from Jamie XX to the London Symphony Orchestra. Yet he’s perhaps best known for his installation and performance pieces, which bring his work to life, creating immersive environments (his work ‘Transient’ presented by ME by Meliá appears at Sónar 2022 as both a performance and an installation).

For his keynote at Sónar+D 2022, he’ll explore the rich theme of Artificial Intelligence in Art, drawing on his own experiences, practices and creations.