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03 October 2023

A*LIVE 2023: Supression

The algorithmic bias

A*DESK presents the tenth edition of A*LIVE, a dynamic public program in the form of a multi-layered, transversal and expanded format event, at the Auditori Lab de La Virreina. Centre de la Imatge on October 9, 2023, at 7 p.m.*

In this 2023 edition, we delve into the intriguing concept of “Suppression,” acknowledging how the transition between formats, facilitated by artificial intelligence, can lead to the disappearance of certain elements. Additionally, we approach this notion through the lens of societal shifts.

A*LIVE 2023: Suppression will be guided by the adept Antònia Folguera as the master of ceremonies. The event will feature illuminating talks by Jorge Carrión and Bani Brusadin, captivating visuals crafted by Fito Conesa and Siddharth Gautam Singh, and a mesmerizing DJ set by Josephine’ Soundscapes.


In A*LIVE: Suppression, Antònia Folguera plays a pivotal role as the master of ceremonies, while Fito Conesa and Siddharth Gautam Singh are the creative minds behind the project’s captivating graphic imagery and visuals.

Jorge Carrión presents a chronological exploration of the rapid evolution of technology and digitalization over the past three decades, particularly focusing on the impact of lossy compression algorithms on our daily lives. Following this, Bani Brusadin, will address the turn towards sociological aspects where suppression reveals a multifaceted complexity: from censorship, to pattern recognition algorithms that operate in dissimilar ways. Passing through learning through synthetic operating models, the “spectacle of AI” and the notion of “synthetic minds”. The paradox manifests itself in that AI suppression arises from the indiscriminate accumulation of diverse sources of information and the flip side translates into creative extrapolation.

To conclude A*LIVE: Suppression, the Josephine’ Soundscapes DJ set will envelop the audience in a unique auditory experience. This project features a blend of sound collages and DJ sets that evoke specific atmospheres of escapism and electric energy. It comprises a collection of serendipitous sequences, contemplative oscillations, and enigmatic voices that traverse through decades, from expansive landscapes to intimate living spaces, creating a nocturnal ambiance with a captivating intensity akin to light.

Join us for A*LIVE: Suppression, a thought-provoking exploration of the intersections between technology, society, and human experience.


*Free admisison until full capacity is reached.

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