My name is Ankit Bagchi. I'm a multidisciplinary artist and programmer working in NYC.
Some of my recent projects are listed below. Photos and videos live on their own pages.
This website is never finished. If you want to say hello or inquire about work, my inbox is open.
- ⚑ Contact
KORPIS is software for writing poetry. Prebuilt Markov models trained on different corpora are used to generate paragraphs of text in the style of the writers that the model is trained on. In the fashion of William Burroughs' cut-up method, combine words and phrases to create poems inspired by the results.
- FULL CORPUS
- Finnegan's wake
- bon bon il est un pays
- First MEN IN THE MOON
- Manifesto of Surrealism
- leaves of grass
The creations are a collaboration between you, an algorithm, and the authors of the original works.
HAIKU4U is a neverending app that feeds users haikus generated by the Surrealist Manifesto. Each nonrepeating word (hapax) was separated into an array determined by its estimated syllable count. The usage is simple: just press +
Visiting KORPIS on a mobile device will serve HAIKU4U instead of the desktop interface.
- ⚕ IMPRESSION OF AN HOUR
PDF RESISTANCE LIBRARY
A free library of revolutionary texts.
2019 - 2020
video, six hours
by Masha Tupitsyn
Edited by Ankit Bagchi & Masha Tupitsyn
"In Present Shock, media theorist Douglas Rushkoff writes: "Our analog technologies anchored us temporally in ways our digital ones don't." The digital universe is also a visual one. Because sound is only audible over time, "as it decays," durational formats are essential to both reclaiming and investigating time. Using editing as an analytical device, DECADES uses the durational film to listen to the way images sound—or rather, to the sounds images make. After composing a score for each decade, the audio fragments are correlated to their corresponding visuals, producing a new narrative chronology and cinematic history. The musical composition reveals the visual narrative. By listening intently to the sounds a decade makes, the sounds it keeps making—across genres and cultures—we can begin to understand something about the sonorous progression of time, and how a decade voices itself through sound." - Masha Tupitsyn
KIM SHUI SS18
video, photos, and invitation for Kim Shui's spring/summer 2018 show
© ankit bagchi, 2020