The Infinite Hip-Hop Song is an algorithmic hip-hop generator that produces a
never-ending hip-hop song using pre-produced lyrics, vocals, beats, basslines
and melodies. It is a logic, a series of randomized paths, a virtual machine
driven by human production, a structure that yearns to be free and controlled
at the same time. This is not just an algorithmic reading or imitation of known
songs, nor is it merely a distortion of the generic. It is a structure that
yearns to construct meanings, compose systems yet let them live freely.
With thanks to RC Culture and Arts Foundation
Hassan Khan (Egypt)
Khan is an artist, musician and writer who is known for his broad and diverse
artistic practice that includes music, performance, moving and still image,
sculpture, installation and text. Khan’s work engages with both familiar,
shared conditions as well as elusive and undisclosed to produce forms that
excite the imagination, raise fundamental questions, channel simmering
undercurrents, seduce and alienate, engage with expectations, pose
mysteries as well as help re-articulate our experiences with the shifting
structures of power.
2017, his work was exhibited at the 57th Venice Biennale at the
Giardino delle Vergini (Arsenal) and was awarded the Silver Lion for a
promising young artist in the International Exhibition Viva Arte Viva.
A new version of Composition for a Public Park,
the celebrated installation at the 57th Venice Biennale, has been
inaugurated at the Jameel Arts Centre, Dubai, in October 2019.
Khan’s notable solo exhibitions include The Keys to the
Kingdom, Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid (2019-2020); Host, Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover, Germany
(2019-2020); The Portrait is an Address, Beirut Art
Center, Beirut, Lebanon (2016). He also participated in dOCUMENTA 13 (2012), Sharjah
Biennale (2015), New Museum Triennale (2012), Manifesta 8 (2010), the 3rd Yokohama Triennale (2008) and Gwangju Biennale (2008) amongst many other
international group shows.
a musician and performer, he regularly performs his music live, for example at
the Ruhrtriennale, Essen (2018), the Intonal Festival Malmö (2017), and the
Guggenheim Museum New York (2016). His most recent publication An Anthology of Published and Unpublished Writings is
co-published by Staedelschule and Koenig Books and his latest album SUPERSTRUCTURE EP was released in 2019 by The Vinyl Factory.