Listasafn Islands

Creation of intelligent agents. Hafnarhús, Thursday 24 February, 6 p.m.

Hannes Högni VilhjálmssonLornaLAB in collaboration with Reykjavik Art Museum, introduces a lecture by Hannes Högni Vilhjálmsson on the creation of intelligent agents and the rules to give them independence and other human characteristics. Vilhjalmsson is an associate professor at CADIA – Center for Analysis and Design of Intelligent Agents at Reykjavik University, the first artificial intelligence (A.I.) laboratory in Iceland ( LornaLab is a newly founded (late summer 2010) forum for the creative use of technology. Its current function is information, resource and inspiration sharing which has taken the form of lectures, fieldtrips and workshops in its short life to date (

With reference to Vilhjálmsson´s talk we want to remind guests of the exhibition Erró- Assamblage currently on view at Reykjavik Art Museum- Hafnarhus. The show exhibits works and props that Erró made for Éric Duvivier‘s film Concerto mécanique pour la folie, ou la folle mécamorphose—which can be loosely translated as The Mad Mechanical Concert, or the Madwoman’s Mechanical Metamorphosis. The film conjures up an apocalyptic, robotic future where human beings are taken apart and reassembled with machine parts. Concerto mécanique builds on precedents like the collaborative Surrealist films of Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí (such as Un Chien Andalou, 1929) as well as the futuristic dystopia of Fritz Lang’s Metropolis (1927). 

The lecture will take place in Icelandic, is free and open to all.

Printed of the web Reykjvik Art Museum, 01.51.2015