Young Asian woman with black hair can be seen up to below her shoulders looking at the camera. Portrait XO is wearing a black, leather-looking warrior top, with copper-coloured wires entwined over her head. The image is distorted as if looking through a waterfall.
Portrait XO (photo: Sarah Morell)
Wednesday, 30.8.2023
20:40 – 21:10 / 22:00 – 22:30 / 23:20 – 23:50, RambaZamba Theater
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Portrait XO

Premiering for the first time at Pop-Kultur is a brand new audio visual experience put together by Portrait XO and Neil Mendoza. With Portrait XO, the term electronic music takes on a whole new meaning. Inspired by new technologies such as AI, AR, VR or XR, the multimodal artist explores the creativity of computers. But Portrait XO’s art goes far beyond music: the native Californian is creative director and curator and explores new formats and applications for future-oriented art and music in various collaborations and initiatives. In doing so, they create immersive experiences of co-creation between human and machine.

Neil Mendoza is an artist working at the intersection of multiple areas of media art and sound from AI and computer graphics to music and kinetic art. His work has been shown at museums and galleries around the world.

Together, Portrait XO and Neil Mendoza collaborate to compose a new audiovisual journey that explores the tension between human-machine co-creation. Creating an immersive environment in which the sonic elements generated by machine intelligence and those generated by more traditional tools are visually brought to life. This combination of art, technology and human interaction showcases what the future of music production feels, sounds and looks like.

Young Asian woman with black hair can be seen up to below her shoulders looking at the camera. Portrait XO is wearing a black, leather-looking warrior top, with copper-coloured wires entwined over her head. The image is distorted as if looking through a waterfall.
Portrait XO (photo: Sarah Morell)