what sonder feels like, 2021

 

nine-part video piece referencing Instagram’s reel format. Each video post contains three images, generated through a text-to-image algorithm by feeding the text into an attentional generative network. The algorithm synthesizes images by paying attention to the words in the language description, that the network categorizes as relevant. The images represent a visual notion of intersubjectivity between artist, algorithm, and viewer, yet leaving little time to observe them. The piece deals with self-perception and the anxieties and enthusiasm associated with digital technologies resulting in dis- and utopian visions.