AI. Digital print on Hahnemühle paper, edition of 3.
In June, a Google engineer detected sentience in the company's LaMDA chat program. Intrigued, I began to play with various AI image creators, feeding them subject: Football Game. Majorette, Cumulus Clouds, Cheerleader in the air. Medium. Color. Mood (punctuation matters). One can even reference a particular artist. Henry Darger. Keywording informs the AI's choices. In general, the primitive models available to civilians have difficulty understanding and replicating our emotions. You're lucky to get a half-smile. Sometimes, the results are terrifying: a baton-twirling teen screams into the void. Girl, I feel the same.