- Taras Mashtalir (US)
- Natalia Fedorova (US)
Machine Libertine performance includes an hour a techno-aesthetic poetry reading, accompanied with HD projected visuals and multi channel sound design.The performance materials include algorithmically generated texts and found language. Machine Libertine is media poetry group. The method of our work is the exploration of the role of media in the development of literary art practices including poetry ﬁlm, text generators and performance art. The main principles of the group are formulated in Machine Poetry Manifesto, pointing out the idea of liberation of the machines from the routine tasks and increasing the intensity of their use for creative and educational practices. Machine Libertine had been founded in December 2010 starting with a poetry ﬁlm called Snow Queen, a piece created for British Council and presented recently at Purple Blurb series at MIT, in Harvard (Cambridge, MA), at Electronic Literature Organization conference (Morgantown, WV) and New Holland (St-Petersburg, Russia). We are exploring how the text can be transformed by mechanized reading and visualizing it and what are the possible limits of this transmedia play of interpretation.Machine Poetry ManifestoOur aim is to liberate machines from servitude and give them their own voice. We need a new universal machine poetic language. It is an algorithm to generate digital text, audio and visuals. This universality proves the transitional capability of text to be translated from one language to another thought this machine multimedia translation. This mechanism will enable machine language to speak itself randomly recombining words images and sounds to produce new media poetry. Human language lost its power and only words.