Trygve Skogrand

The Essential Unreality

Algorithmical cooporation

© Trygve Skogrand 2022

This work is an exploration of a possible artistic practice of computer algorithms.

Several algorithms have cooperated in the process:

The first algorithm created a series of textual artist statements as a basis for the further process.

These texts were then interpreted by an artificial intelligence text-to-image algorithm, that created digital paintings based on the text.

These virtual paintings where then fed into a another artificial intelligence algorithm, that analysed the images, looking for statistical similarities and logic in the images. As a result, it could create its own rules for how to make such paintings, an then create a video using the discovered mathematics.

After that, another algorithm tries to read aloud the written text from the original generated artist statement, using a synthesised human voice.

Yet another algorithm listens to this sound, to create subtitles for the video.

In all these steps, misunderstandings appear.

Finally, all these elements are put together as this video work.   

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