Arif Kornweitz

Research & Sound

I'm a research fellow and PhD candidate at the KIM research group on critical artificial intelligence at the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design, where I conduct research about conflict prediction in the humanitarian sector as part of the research consortium AI Forensics (2022-25).

I'm the head of a new MFA at Sandberg Instituut titled Artificial Times, which invites students to critically engage with music, sound and AI. My classes are research-focused and result in exhibitions and publications. Last year, I've been teaching a module on AI and sound, and a seminar on infrastructure and rituals, both at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy.


I co-founded Ja Ja Ja Nee Nee Nee, a curatorial platform for contemporary art, critical music and sound. We explore the spaces that radio offers for artistic practice beyond sound art. We also commission sound pieces and host a podcast. In 2022, we started a residency programme.

I run UUUSE, a music label. We host nights at Garage Noord where I'm a resident dj. I have released dance music on local labels Nous'Klaer Audio and Flippen Disks. I also produce sound pieces for exhibitions and contemporary art performances. My latest piece samples machine learning training data that is meant to train models to detect broken machines in industrial settings.