HOW DO POLITICS, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND LONGEVITY COMBINE IN CREATIVITY?
Boris Eldagsen (Germany)
Boris Eldagsen shows selected photographic and promptographic works from his oeuvre, which have led to the current installation. He explains his personal motivations for the project and how working with Tanvir Taolad prepared him for working with AI.
This is an artist talk about the nature of art, artistic approaches and themes, and whether one can be political and timeless at the same time.
Boris Eldagsen (*1970) studied fine arts at art academies in Mainz, Prague and Hyderabad and philosophy at the universities of Cologne and Mainz.
His background as a university lecturer, photo artist and digital media freelancer makes him one of the AI experts in the German photo scene.
He is "Head of Digital" of the DFA and a member of the DGPh.
In April 2023, he turned down the Sony World Photography Awards (Open Category /Creative) and admitted that he had applied with an AI-generated image to initiate a debate about the relationship between AI-generated images and photography. The stunt became worldwide news and his image THE ELECTRICIAN one of the most famous of the year.