We invite you to join us on Saturday, February 24th, starting at 7 PM, in the grand hall of Filodrammatica (Korzo 28/1, Rijeka) for a unique and extraordinary event. Eight participants will engage in a battle for the title of the first Rijeka champion in the Prompt Battle competition.
The creators and hosts of the event are Sebastian Schmieg and Florian A. Schmidt, Berlin-based artists and lecturers at the Design Studio in Dresden.
Prompt Battle is a live event where people compete against each other using text-to-image software. Show off your prompt skills and maybe the audience will choose you as the winner who elicited the most surprising, disturbing or beautiful images from the latent spaces of DALL·E 2.
The history of professional image creation is rich with examples of new technologies causing sudden changes in the economics of time, money, and skills required to produce high-quality pictures representative of the zeitgeist. From small format cameras, via polaroid, to today’s ubiquity of digital cameras and digital editing and publishing tools, it seemingly only got easier and cheaper to make oneself an image of the world. With the advent of what some now call »Promptism«, yet another such inflection point has been reached, replacing super precise pixel pushing with quasi-magical incantations, navigating the murky latent space by trial and error, enticing the apparatus to reveal what data it has been clandestinely fed on, conjuring up endless permutations, regurgitated from our collectively produced image databases.