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Poetry Has No Future Unless It Comes to an EndPoems of Artificial Intelligence 

Charles Bernstein, Davide Balula - Poetry Has No Future Unless It Comes to an End
A collection of poems generated between 2020 and 2022 by an Artificial Intelligence trained exclusively on poet Charles Bernstein's entire corpus.
In editing the output, Bernstein made many deletions of poems and lines but added no new language.
The art of poetry has always been an exploration of the "human condition", the expression of the self often producing cultural commentary. But what happens when the poet is not just human? This question lies at the heart of a singular new collection entitled "Poetry Has No Future Unless It Comes to an End: Poems of Artificial Intelligence," the result of a collaboration between artist Davide Balula and poet legend Charles Bernstein.
While generated by a bespoke A.I. model predating more generic tools like ChatGPT, this collection retains the voice and personality of the esteemed poet Charles Bernstein, carving a new path, providing an exciting exploration of the intersection of literature, technology, and art, making this book a testament to the enduring power of collaboration between humans and machines. In the continuation of Davide Balula's A.I. Generated Instructions started in 2018, Balula and Bernstein continue to shape the burgeoning field of synthetic literature, offering a glimpse into what the future of poetry might look like, making sure poetry enthusiasts now also include robots.
For a preview of poems and readings by Charles Bernstein's synthesized voice, visit: viseu.us/ai-bernstein-balula.
Charles Bernstein (born 1950 in New York), a leading figure in contemporary poetry, is widely regarded as one of the most influential living poets. He has devoted his career to pushing the boundaries of traditional forms of poetry and criticism. A scholar and educator, he is also the founder of numerous pioneering poetry platforms, in print, tape, and online (starting when the web was still in its infancy), servicing the digital preservation and dissemination of carefully curated creative writing to a wide audience.
Born 1978 in France, Davide Balula lives and works in Paris and New York City. His practice takes on a wide range of forms such as recording the effects of nature through soaking canvases in rivers and burying paintings in soil, to developing performances that explore ideas including geometry, movement , time, dance, food, etc.  
Balula's work is represented in numerous major museum and public collections including Fonds National d'Art Contemporain, Paris; Musée d'Art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne, Vitry-sur-Seine; Fonds Régional d'Art Contemporain Poitou-Charentes; Centre Georges Pompidou, Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris; Fonds Régional d'Art Contemporain Provence-Alpes Côte d'Azur.
His work has been included in a number of solo and group shows at Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Wiels centre d'art contemporain, Brussels; Confort Moderne, Poitiers; Bielefelder Kunstverein; Madison Museum for Contemporary Art; Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami; Museums Quartier Wien; Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow; Centre d'Art Scénique Contemporain, Lausanne; Casino Luxembourg; Frac Poitou-Charentes, Angoulême; Musée d'Art Contemporain du Val de Marne, Vitry-sur-Seine; Musée des Beaux-Arts et d'Archéologie, Besançon.
published in December 2023
English edition
17 x 24 cm (softcover)
104 pages
ISBN : 978-88-8056-218-4
EAN : 9788880562184
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