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Friday Lecture - "Affected by deepfakes, for even images that you know to be untrue affect you"

AI and story telling in artistic work of Kristoffer Ørum

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Friday 12 April 2024,  at 15:30 - 17:00


Kunsthal Aarhus, J. M. Mørks Gade 13, 8000 Aarhus

Photo: Jacob Morell

In this artist talk, Kristoffer Ørum will explore topics such as artificial intelligence, welfare mythologies and hope, and how they are brought together in artist’s most recent project “Freedom, Equality and Hip Hop”.

The project imagines alternative facts – events in the past that have never happened – to tell a contemporary Danish history as if shaped by them, and to provoke us to think of our reality against what we know to be true. Storytelling has been a domain of artists and writers who create imaginary worlds as (science) fiction writing or as abstractions that depict worlds otherwise. But what happens to these practices when the artist collaborates with computers?

Kristoffer Ørum will reveal how he uses advanced imaging technology (also known as artificial intelligence) as a fabulation technique to provoke us to imagine our worlds otherwise.

This event is organised by Centre for Critical Data Practices and supported by Digital Design and Information Studies Department at Aarhus University.


Kristoffer Ørum is an interdisciplinary visual artist based in Copenhagen. He holds dual degrees in Fine Art from Goldsmiths College and the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. He is a former professor at the Funen Academy of Art and an artist researcher at Uncertain Archives at Copenhagen University. He currently runs the project space Captive Portal and sits on the board of GL Strand in Copenhagen. His interdisciplinary practice revolves around the digital spheres and their impact on daily life, straddling the intersection between the institutional and grassroots arts of the art world. He has published, performed, and exhibited globally since 2005.