Art & Artificial Intelligence


1. Libby Heaney, Ent-, 2022, 360° immersive multimedia installation, installation dimensions variable. Installation view: Light Art Space, Berlin, Germany, 2022. Photograph: Andrea Rossetti. Copyright Libby Heaney, courtesy Libby Heaney, Light Art Space, Berlin, Germany & Schering Stiftung, Berlin, Germany. / 2. iida — ssi (iida jonsson & ssi saarinen), Orpheus in the Metaverse (still), 2020, moving image, 3 minutes 54 seconds. Copyright & courtesy iida — ssi. / 3. Arvida Byström, Untitled, 2022, from A Doll’s House, photographic print, dimensions variable. Copyright Arvida Byström, courtesy Arvida Byström & Galleri Format, Mälmo, Sweden.

 

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“Curiosity (and competitiveness) took us to the moon, and from the moon we saw the Great Wall of China. AI might be viewed in much the same way, in the driving forces behind its advancement, and that it offers to take us outside of ourselves, to see things anew. As it advances, AI forces us to ask ourselves what separates us from atoms, from inanimate objects, from nature, from other animals, from technology, and from machines. Is it consciousness, sentience, or conscience? Is it the ability to create? But if birds can sing, if dolphins and whales call each other by their names, if elephants dance, if monkeys take selfies, if dogs, pigs, penguins, and the machines we make can paint, then what? Do we say that our ability to create art, over and above simple creativity, lies in our ability to reflect on and convey the conditions of existence?”

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