photos by Wolfgang Strack and Albena Baeva, works featured in the images by various artists from the group show Solidarity Machine in Projektraum Galerie M, Berlin.
online AI art instruction generator, 2022
Solidarity Machine is a project by Albena Baeva and Gergana Baeva. It is an open online AI text generator that creates instructions for artists to follow. Solidarity Machine builds on the idea of instruction pieces as developed within the Fluxus movement, where the approach was aimed at separating an idea from its direct realisation.
The generator is fine tuned on a custom dataset of historical art instructions by John Cage, George Brecht, La Monte Young, Yoko Ono, Lawrence Weiner, Bruce Nauman, Sol LeWitt, Marina Abramovic, Peter Weibel, and Miranda July. By changing the roles of artist and producer, with the machine becoming the main resource for ideas the project questions todays’ power structures, calls for solidarity and creates a platform for experimentation.
Solidarity Machine premiered as a group show in Projektraum Galerie M in September 2022 in Berlin where almost 40 artists executed instructions generated with Solidarity Machine.
Solidarity Machine is a second chapter that extends further the ideas of Baeva’s previous work with Natalia Fuchs in Trust Territories.
Solidarity Machine is available at https://solidaritymachine.space.