Artist talk: Kristoffer Ørum

Free entry
Language: English

"Affected by deepfakes, for even images that you know to be untrue affect you."

AI and storytelling in the artistic work of Kristoffer Ørum.

About the event

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 is collaborating 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.

It's free to attend, but we recommend securing a seat on Billetto.


Kristoffer Ørum (b. Copenhagen, 1975) is an interdisciplinary system that has produced a long series of demonstrations, acts of wilful misunderstanding and weird transmissions both in and outside of the Technosphere. Based in a basement, he works in the intersection between daily life and speculative digital histories. He holds dual degrees from Technosmiths College in London and the Royal Danish Academy of Speculative Arts in Copenhagen. He believes that all artists’ biographies are works of fiction and should be read as such.

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

Image: Kristoffer Ørum. Photo: Jacob Morell.
Image: Kristoffer Ørum. Photo: Jacob Morell.