From Birth to Byte: A Generative Lifescape 

Kültürpark Atlas Pavyonu, Mimar Sinan, 35220 Konak İzmir, Turkey
23 January – 11 March 2024

Interactive installation

“From Birth to Byte: A Generative Lifescape” immerses viewers in an exploration of life’s stages, blending technology with human experiences. It delves into themes of collective memory, the dynamics of personal and shared narratives, and the complex relationship between privacy, social media, and the evolving digital landscape.

Across eight interactive nodes, a diverse array of personal, raw social media narratives is presented, showcasing the spectrum of human life from birth to death. These narratives capture everything from ordinary moments to significant milestones and unforeseen challenges. Accompanying the visual journey, soundscapes prompt introspective questions, encouraging viewers to reflect on their own life stories.

The installation uses monitors and webcams to create an environment where simply being present triggers interaction. The visual appearance of videos alters in real time, reflecting the emotional responses of the audience. At its core, the installation evolves through a subtle exchange of emotional data between viewers and the algorithm. This dynamic exchange of data crafts a unique experience for each user and a collective digital memory mirroring our shared human experience.

As viewers move through the installation, their collective emotional responses shape an evolving narrative. This path, marked by individual introspection and global consciousness, transforms the artwork into a living, participatory entity. The installation becomes a lifescape that evolves with its audience, reflecting the fluid nature of our existence in a digital age.


Project was produced and first presented for the Izmir Mediterranean Biennial: Looking at the Same Water, organized by the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality in collaboration with K2 Contemporary Art Center.

The project was executed with the help of Mario Dobaj, Dilay Öğmen and Vita Tušek.

Co-produced by Institute 127 and Projekt Atol Institute.


Marko Damiš (1992, Maribor) works at the intersection of creative technologies, the market and art. His artistic work focuses on the relationship between technology and its users, artificial intelligence and generative/participatory storytelling, and the impact of devices on human perception and identity. He works in the field of intermedia arts, for which he was awarded a one-year residency at S+T+ARTS 2022 (Science, Technology & the ARTS) and invited to the residency Looking at the Same Water, of the Mediterranean Biennial in Izmir (Turkey) in 2023. With extensive experience in strategic communication, design and development, as a creative and entrepreneur, he collaborates with organisations from various sectors in the design of business and communication processes, graphic interfaces, corporate identities and brands, books, exhibitions, websites and apps, for which he was awarded two Brumen Foundation Awards for Excellent Slovenian Design.

Marko Damiš

Dalea Kovačec (1993, Ptuj) explores human perception through various media in her artistic practice. She focuses on the relationship between memory and media in different social contexts. She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana, where she continued her MA studies. She attended the Academy in Warsaw (2014/15) as part of a study exchange, and in 2018 she received the University of Ljubljana ALUO Award, and in 2021 she was nominated for the OHO Group Award. Since 2022 she has been self-employed in culture. In 2023 she participated in two residency programmes abroad, in Izmir as part of the Mediterranean Biennial Looking at the Same Water and in an international artist residency in Užice as part of the Videopark’23: Identity Paradox festival. She has presented several solo exhibitions and participated in more than 30 group exhibitions in Austria, Belgium, Hungary, Germany, Poland, Turkey and Slovenia.

Dalea Kovačec