patten: AIR


Time: 18 November, 23:00 CET
Venue: Østre, Østre skostredet 3
The performance will be streamed on

“AIR” is a newly commissioned audiovisual performance by patten (Damien Roach), working within the realms of modern composition, ambient, and classical music. “AIR” is a constantly shifting and hypnotic musical suite assembled from hundreds of sound clips generated using text-to-audio AI systems, and layered, edited, and digitally processed into a lysergic and emotionally affecting collage of dreamlike sound. The piece is accompanied by a longform AI-assisted animated film complimenting the latent space derived internal landscapes of “AIR”’s drifting sonics with imagery surveying machine learning envisioned depictions of our planet’s physical terrain, via maps, drone photography, painting, cinema, and satellite imagery.


patten aka Damien Roach is a London-based artist, designer, researcher and lecturer. His projects span art, design & creative direction, publishing, sound/music and audio-visual media. He is currently undertaking a PhD at the Royal College of Art in AI imaging, perception, and creativity. Recent projects include immersive AV performances at London’s ICA and Tate Modern, design for clients ranging from Caribou to Disney and a journal exploring non-dystopic future visions with a host of contributors including Susan Hiller, Isabella Maidment, Hans Ulrich Obrist, and Liam Gillick. He has exhibited internationally, including at the 51st Venice Biennale, “Learn to Read” at Tate Modern, “Housewarming” at Swiss Institute, New York, and solo presentations at institutions including DRAF, London, Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, Switzerland, Arnolfini, Bristol, and Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Germany. In April, as patten, he released “Mirage FM”, the first album made entirely from text-to-audio AI sound sources.

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Images: 1) patten. 2-6) Stills from AIR (2023) by patten.