Frankfurt am Main | 13 – 20 October 2024

Hosts of a Scraped Pulse

Bringing oppressive mechanisms, structures of systemic suppression that are firmly embedded in our society to the surface is essential to my work. Fetishization: The normality of grotesquely distorted images of women, hypersexualization of women and young people on the Internet, which is reflected in images generated by artificial intelligence. Because I just wanted to generate a funny cat picture with artificial intelligence using a seemingly harmless sentence as textinput, instead I got young, half-naked women. This representative cut of sexism into my everyday life became even more severe when I changed a single, actually meaningless word in this sentence and the women were replaced by children, naked and in the same positions.

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Director

  • Ava Leandra Kleber

    Ava Leandra Kleber has been studying art at the HfG Offenbach since 2017, with a focus on electronic media. She is interested in when electronics and media occupy space, shape our lives, and simultaneously represent society. Therefore, she often works with installation situations that challenge interaction with technology through Virtual Reality or Augmented Reality, and now also with artificial intelligence, questioning one's own perspective and responsibility. Since 2022, she has been employed at the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics.

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