(CCA) | The Emptiness of Victory
The Emptiness of Victory is an AI generated print series in the form of a fictional illustrated diary recounting the passage of innocents on a journey through unrelenting assaults. Each image in the series represents a scar. Scars left in the psyche, in the fields, farms, skies, skin, heart and home. Scars formed into the twisted metal anti-monuments of patriarchal rage and its discontents. Scars mapping the wounds passed from place to place, time to time, one generation to the next, to the next, to the next…
Using natural language processing, AI image generation applications allow us to speak or write directly to software that has been trained to understand a growing syntactical database. These applications then render a visual depiction of the originally prompt, which as uncanny as it may be often results in awkward and unusable imagery. This artform, like photography and filmmaking, requires the editing and sifting of large numbers of images to arrive at the poetic integrity of a finished work. The language prompt can also contain descriptions of artistic techniques, media, or even historic artists from the past. The Emptiness of Victory specifically explores a mashup of painting techniques to arrive at a plausible visual language. This series also explores the historic form of the triptych or series of triptychs placed in a 3x3 image grid similar to the image matrices that are used in digital CAPTCHA [Completely Automated Public Turing Test to Tell Computers and Humans Apart]. To determine your degree of empathy please select all frames that contain a scar.
I’m not a robot.