“Mallarmix” is a group of 20 video animations that mix Artificial Intelligence and poems of Stéphane Mallarmé.

My goal was to test a computer’s system semantic and symbolic limitations with the following questions: can Artificial Intelligence generate poetry? Is a computer capable of signifying reality on a symbolic level with its poetic language? What are the political implications of such issues?

All the ‘poems’ on the installation were computer generated, following specific steps:

– the AI makes a description of a painting of Günter Nosch, via AI Image Caption Generation;

– the AI is “trained” to write in the style of Mallarmé;

– the description of the painting is the initial input for the system to generate the poems;

– all the pieces of music are composed of AI systems;

– voices and sound effects are also computer-generated (text-to-speech and granular synthesis).


The animations explore the visual possibilities of poetry, attempting to add a new layer of meaning to the texts.


Presented at Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany.

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