A performance of Be My Guest! took place at BOZAR (Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels) in December 2023.
For this special, expanded performance, the project team will be working with a Michelin star chef to cook the AI-generated recipes. See the event program.
Be My Guest! explores the spatial, cultural and social relationships of design, new media technologies and AI in one of the most common and oldest gathering rituals in our everyday lives: a dinner with friends where AI becomes the host, co-creator of the spatial experience, and co-author of the spatial menu. Every dish becomes a surreal experience, with AI co-designed objects staging the physical environment and hiding hybrid affordances yet to be discovered. The project situates itself in the speculative future of living and proposes a mixed-reality dinner event, combining spatial storytelling, AI as a social companion, and posthuman theories to open a ground for discussion about the emerging socio-cultural role of artificial intelligent models and their integration through new media technologies in our everyday social scenarios for the future of our livable domains. what happens “when species meet”?
Everything in Be My Guest! from the unique tableware and food to the virtual reality spaces are created using generative AI models, with the host of the dinner event also being a generative model. The recipes for the food is a collaboration between generative models and Michelin Star chef, Adrian Mancheño.
Me And Other Me / Cenk Güzelis & Anna Pompermaier
in collaboration with Valdemar Danry
Production assistant: Ömer Gürel
Ceramic 3D printing: Jan Contala (cera.Lab)
Creative technologist: Burkart Schwaighofer, Marek Šimoník
Sound artist: Dilâ Kirmizitoprak
Chef: Adrian Mancheño / Hispania Brussels
Photo: Romane Iskaria
Filming: Mladen Bundalo
This work was realized within the framework of a European Media Art Platform residency program at iMAL Brussels with support from the Creative Europe Culture Programme of the European Union.
The project is co-funded by the Federal Ministry Republic of Austria, Arts, Culture, Civil Service and Sports and supported by the Culture Moves Europe program of the European Union and implemented by the Goethe-Institut.