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In the online exhibition titled “Vitreous – This does not exist”, the Norwegian sound designer and immersive installation artist Kjartan Abel investigates the outcomes produced by artificial intelligence and the ways in which such systems can be incorporated into the creative production process to gain a better understanding of their potential applications.

Using image generators (such as Midjourney) and video editing software, Kjartan Abel will create a series of animated audiovisual conceptual and abstract videos for the ongoing exhibition. Kjartan Abel incorporates a wide variety of sonic environments and musical compositions into his works, which collectively constitute a substantial portion of the artworks.

What is MidJourney ?

MidJourney is a brand-new, AI-powered tool that can convert any concept into text-based artwork.

Artificial intelligence-powered internet bots can now generate images that appear extremely realistic almost instantly. This could be the new way of commissioning images for non-copyright-required business and promotional content such as book covers, advertisements, journalism, and other non-copyright-required business and promotional content, as well as the new way of producing copyright-free content.

Midjourney is the most recent artificial intelligence-powered image generator to sweep the Internet. It was developed by a team led by David Holz  and his independent research lab exploring new mediums of thought and expanding the imaginative powers of the human species.

Many users include terms like photorealistic, hypermaximalist, unreal engine, hyper realistic, 8K, Octane render, cinematic, and so on in their prompts.

Kjartan Abel is a sound designer, music composer and immersive installation artist. His art explores the connection between technology and creativity, combining digital tools with traditional media. Kjartan Abel graduated from The Slade School of Fine Art with an MFA in Fine Art Media and a BA (Hons) in Fine Art at Kingston University.

Kjartan Abel also composes original music and soundscapes for a variety of media projects, including YouTube videos, podcasts, television shows, games, art installations and for feature films. Creatively influenced by the likes of Vangelis, Jean Michel Jarre, KOTO, Laserdance, and Røyksopp, Tangerine Dream and Kraftwerk to name a few. Visit the Music Library for more details!