Birt Berglund

karl-erik sigbjörn birt berglund (b. 1986 in stockholm, sweden) is a multidisciplinary artist with a background in sound and music.
recurring themes in his work include noise, sound, queerness, language, philosophy, conspiracy theories and weird stories.

he is also part of seroconversion and kronofonika



The video work consists of a series of short animated video segments, generated by a machine learning software.
The software generates images by text input, where the text input in this case relate to Hollow Earth-theories.
These theories propose that the Earth is hollow, and inhabitable within.
Sometimes also inhabited by humanoid creatures and/or lost civilizations.

Excerpt from Thought-Forms

Thought-Forms can be seen as a discussion of conspiracy theories, research bias, problematic machine learning and algoritms, and ways of how data points are distributed, sorted and connected; by both humans and machines.
Thought-Forms was shown as part of the MFA exhibition Almost Through The Theory Of A Whole.
It was shown together with the work Fragments.
The title of the work is a reference to the book by the same name by theosophists Annie Besant and C. W. Leadbeater.