generative installation, 2017
generative adversarial network (GAN), adaptive video, modified fan, LED screen, webcam, chamaedorea seifrizzi (bamboo palm)
The installation explores the beauty and brutality of interconnections present in nature. Inspired by various symbioses and parasitisms, in which imitation and mimicry play a crucial role, a micro-environment of two objects and a living being has been set up. It consists of a tropical plant, a modified fan and a low resolution LED screen.
Thanks to a camera and an intelligent algorithm, images imitating the plant are produced on the display. A perpetual learning process enables this assimilation to the surrounding which forms an ever evolving stream of AI imagined plants. At the same time, the light produced nourishes the real plant. The modified fan acts as a source of wind and adds thus a form of natural chaos to the setting.
The three entities build an entangled ensemble more powerful than the sum of their individualities – as often observed in symbioses. It is establishing a surprising force to stay in existence, produced by the exchange between dead actors (the screen and the fan) and a living actor (the plant).
02/2018 Les chambres numeriques – Paris (F)
11/2017 Variation Media Art Fair – Paris (F)
04/2017 Le Cube – Issy-les-Moulineaux (F)
* Artjaws (F)
The piece is based on this paper: github.com/Evolving-AI-Lab/ppgn