What do Machines Sing Of?

Installation by Martin Backes

Photo by Martin Backes.

"What do machines sing of?" is a fully automated machine, which endlessly sings number-one ballads from the 1990s. As the computer program performs these emotionally loaded songs, it attempts to apply the appropriate human sentiments. This behavior of the device seems to reflect a desire, on the part of the machine, to become sophisticated enough to have its very own personality.


Opening: 27.1.2017 | 19:00

Runs: 28.1. – 19.3.2017

During CTM: 28.1. – 5.2.2017 | 11 – 22:00

Free entrance

Venue: Kunstraum Kreuzberg / Bethanien