Aberrant Creativity: Unusual Partnerships between Humans and Machines

The Arts Council of Brazos Valley

Entry Deadline: Sep. 29

4180 Texas 6 Frontage Road
College Station, TX 77845


The School of Performance, Visualization and Fine Arts at Texas A&M University and the Arts Council of the Brazos Valley announce a call for work for Aberrant Creativity, a juried, international art exhibition.

This call for artwork is open worldwide to artists using artificial intelligence in their creative workflows. Submissions must feature original works created in collaboration with AI, or works that explore the relationship between human and AI in the creative process. This can include, but is not limited to, works that incorporate AI algorithms, machine learning and other forms of technology as integral components in the creative process.

The rise of artificial intelligence-generated art has made many artists rightly nervous. How artists can properly respond to AI is a pressing and open question.

Donna Harraway, in her “Cyborg Manifesto” (1985) wrote: “The machine is not an it to be animated, worshiped and dominated. The machine is us, our processes, an aspect of our embodiment. We can be responsible for machines; they do not dominate or threaten us. We are responsible for boundaries; we are they.”

With this exhibition, we want to create a space to explore the boundaries between our machines and ourselves; an opportunity for artists to challenge AI, to seduce AI into creative partnership, or lead it astray into play and joy. We hope to encourage responsible artistic experiments in embodiment and subversion, invention and hacking, community and connection between the human and the machine, and to exhibit these endeavors as opportunities to enter a strange new world.

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