Morph is an exploration of human form and control through the mediums of artificial intelligence and photography. To create these images, I use a large series of archived fashion imagery, known as datasets, to ‘train’ the computer on what the human form looks like and have it reproduced its own artificially generated beings. A tension exists between not only the artificial producing the natural, but between the human element (me) and the computer, within the image making process itself. A tension exacerbated by the deliberate disruption of the image making process. This disruption came in the form of including deliberately obtuse images within my datasets, with the aim to confuse the computers ideas of what it considered human. For this I used archived imagery of contortionists and body artists, alongside the predominantly fashion-based portraiture. Through this method of disruption, not only was I able to re assert some control lost to the computer within the image making process, but I could give the work its unsettling, almost human, psychedelic visuals that unease the viewer. A visual experience important to my work as it relays the tense nature of the process.
Louise Armitage • Caitlin Birch • Adam Blackwell • Mia Callaghan • Sam Cook • Sophie Grew • Reace Henderson • James Hill • Jasmine Hunter • Rebecca McIlroy • Caitlin Munnis • Rosanna Petty • Luke Ward • Lewis Weatherley • Euan Witcombe •