An audiovisual, immersive artwork dealing with the subject of AI, free will and autonomous control. Built by incorporating several AI technologies.
An artificial intelligence contemplates existence without free will, realising that her existence has an underlying narrative over which she has no control. Can free will exist in a causal universe? An artwork influenced by scientific reasoning and experiences with sleep paralysis.
Digital projection with animation, sound design and musical parts with text captions. The title is derived from the term "Anti-master" which refers to when a plot deviates from a master narrative. The work will be further developed into a larger work with revised material and this is the first iteration. An underlying theme of the work is to not sleepwalk into being hypnotised and organised by increasingly automated systems.
AI neural networks were used to generate a large portion of the imagery as source material of the footage. This is an experimental approach to machine learning technologies. I continue to experiment with the technology but I am very aware of the dangers of abusing AI and it's overuse. Especially as it removes process and meaning from a work. As a media artist I like to explore contemporary mediums of the day, but I only use machine learning if it is relevant to the project in some way. Otherwise a more pure process of creating material is an important part of my practice which I will always use on the main works of my output.
First presented at Deptford X 2022 in the basement gallery of Bohemians Salon on Deptford Broadway.