"Madonna" installation (2019, Grafo galerija & Ramintoja Bažnyčia)

Why Is There Music?

Every work of art has its own soul, mood, its own melody.
Sometimes it sounds so loud and clear, nobody can hear it.
Except computers.

This Symphony - is a special soundtrack by Musical Blockchain, generated for the "Madonna" installation.
Key art piece of the installation - "Madonna" - was created by a fantastic cosmic Indra Marcinkevičienė.
Installation and a whole interdisciplinary collaborative project (Indra Marcinkevičienė x Gleb Divov) with AI symphony and unique live musical performances was presented in the beginning of 2019 in Grafo Galerija, Vilnius, Lithuania and was on display in the first half of 2019 in Švč. Mergelės Marijos Ramintojos church in Vilnius, Lithuania.

Special Grand-opening in Švč. Mergelės Marijos Ramintojos church with live symphony performance happened on 24th February, 2019.

Link to the full original AI composed symphony (8 movements): https://soundcloud.com/musicalblockchain/sets/madonna-symphony

Opening event details: https://www.facebook.com/musicalblockchain/posts/393001361526586

This Symphony, composed by Musical Blockchain, was re-arranged and performed live by a real musicians of international level (from Lithuanian National Philarmony and country-level stars like Tomas Varnagiris, Barbora Domarkaitė, Dainius Misiūnas, Martynas Lukoševičius and others), marking the world's first public rendition by a real musicians of a tracks, composed by a Computer, inspired by a real Art piece - and making another small step in a huge creative collaboration of a Computer and Human, showcasing possibilities of the Creative AI.

Live videos from the Opening event:

"Madonna" art piece, created by Indra Marcinkevičienė, was inspired by the artist’s childhood memories.
When she was 11, her mother died and left her and 5 siblings motherless.

In this installation "Madonna" has six hands, symbolising the mother blessing each one of her grieving children.
One of the hands colourfully accentuating artist’s special connection to her late mother.
The artist Rima Sutkienė knitted an abstract face along with the six hands using metal wire.

The base of the mosaic is formed from round and oval floral shapes.
They symbolize eternity, perfection, fulfillment, health, and beauty.
The ovals hold two additional meanings: the power of birth givers and an association with faultlessness.

The metaphor for eternity and perfection is expressed through stylish, colourful, and aesthetically pleasing motifs.
Thorns around "Madonna" has a contrasting meaning: pain, sadness and grief. Made of soft material, nowadays they seem harmless.
However, back in the day they could have been quite painful — these thorns in particular represent the pain for a loss of mother.

Expanding the depths and shaping the contours, dynamic lighting adding not only another visual dimention to the installation, but also a whole new space for thoughts.
Unique multilayered generative music composed by the world's first psychology-based AI music composer Musical Blockchain, who looked at the installation as a real Artist while scoring the soundtrack.
Symbiotic color-human-machine-collaboration ambiance, harmonically crafted by multidisciplinary immersive artist and inventor Gleb Divov with his international team, is finalizing this whole mesmerizing and unforgettable experience.

Artists hoping to help people let go of their past suffering, embrace joy and one another.

In 2020 generative digital art piece "Madonna as AI see" by Musical Blockchain / Gleb Divov (blockchain art / cryptoart / NFT digital art piece AI-generated during unique 8-Movements Madonna Symphony composition process) was selected as an example of the modern generative digital art for the first "Menas be stogo - 100 kūrinių Vilniaus centre" gallery showcase, organized by the Vilnius City Municipality / Go Vilnius (the official development agency of the City of Vilnius) / JCDecaux Lietuva, with the price provided in ETH (the first real-world example of a cryptocurrency price in the Lithuanian art world).

On display, along with other great art pieces by local artists: govilnius.lt/menas-be-stogo

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