Marion Schneider

Selfgen

Starting August 9th, TOPO launches a new season of its programming under the theme of fluidity with the generative work Selfgen by Quebec artist Marion Schneider (she/they). The work will be exhibited simultaneously on TOPO and Mutek websites for one month.

Selfgen evokes the idea of queer identity and self-representation through advanced artificial intelligence and machine learning processes. Working with a database of over 500 personal selfies accumulated on their cell phone, Marion Schneider teaches an artificial intelligence algorithm (GAN) to craft new images of themselves. By playing with the parameters of this learning process and the images provided, an infinite number of self-portraits are generated on demand, which by their abstraction are ambiguous and evoke fluidity and impermanence.

Online exhibit

August 9th – September 9th 2022

Simultaneously exhibited on TOPO and Mutek‘s websites

Marion Schneider

As a non-binary digital artist, Marion Schneider (she/they) has a degree in Visual and Media Arts from UQAM (Montréal) and Digital Design from l’École Nationale Supérieure Olivier De Serres (Paris). Obsessed with the sea, words and machines, they work with digital tools in a both poetic and political way. Schneider’s interdisciplinary practice focuses on sentimentalism as a philosophy and its interactions and subversions of popular understandings and uses of technology.
Rooted in hacktivist ideology, their work is often autonomous, permeable and functions in a loop, integrating data sharing and reuse. They are interested in themes from nature and virtuality, to gender, intimacy, distance and memory; their work considers the ways each of these subjects intersect.
Schneider has exhibited their work in several exhibitions in Montréal and Québec City, including at ICRA-X, Place des Arts, Art Mûr and Galerie de l'UQAM, among others.

schneidermarion.net

@_marionschneider


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