Everything with form is unreal   凡所有相皆是虚妄

AI generated Image, 2022

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AI生成影像, 2022

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The AI Mountain project is a collaboration between Nvidia landscape generator and me. Through the generating process, I draw basic diagrams of the "two mountains" then choose the material types of them. After that, the generator will create different landscape images based on the diagrams and materials. I test not only reasonable combination like both triangles are mountains which eventually makes reasonable images but also unreasonable one like the upper triangle is sky but lower one is fog which create something visually real but logically unreal.

AI Mountain 项目是 Nvidia 景观生成器和我之间的合作。通过生成过程,我画出了“两座山”的基本形态,并选择了它们的材质类型。之后 Gaugan2 生成器将根据形式和材料创建不同的风景图像。我在两个三角形以及地面上测试了几种材料的组合,例如山脉、岩石、森林、海洋和雾。有合理的组合,就像两个三角形材料都是山,最终形成合理的图像。还有一些不合理的测试,比如上三角是天空,下三角是雾,创造了一些视觉上真实但逻辑上不真实的东西。

At the presentation level, we can observe the following points through juxtaposition. Specific construction of meaning is constructed by specific composition, which transcends the limitations of time and space and becomes a generalized image language. At the same time, an image as a "type" is created. On top of the effective composition, the meaning can be switched only by changing the material.

在展示层面,通过并置的方式我们可以观察到以下几点。特定的构图带来的特定的意义建构,这超越了时空的限制,而成为一种广义的图像语言。同时,一种作为“类型”的图像产生了,在行之有效的构图之上,只需材料的变更就能做到意义的切换。

 

The world that human interpreted and experienced could be massively collaged both in forms and materials. There will not be a real "thing" behind the photos. Everything is from reality but being fake at the same time, indicating somewhere but nowhere, something but nothing. A hyperrealism is established through image production. Meanwhile, to some extent, the AI creates something unique. Even if this kind of uniqueness is based on the big data from the real world. Who produces the uniqueness of the work? Algorithms and humans create double randomness, but this randomness is then incorporated into the framework and rules of the algorithm. 

 

 

人类体验和理解的世界可以在形式和材料上被大量拼贴。照片背后不会有一个真正存在的事物。一切都来自现实,但同时又是假的,指向一个存在又不存在的某处,存在又不存在的某物。一个超真实的世界由此建立。同时,在某种程度上,人工智能创造了一种独一无二东西,即使这种独特性是基于来自现实世界的大数据,我们仍然要承认它们的独一无二,每一次生成都会在细节上有别于前一次,每一片树叶都会像真正的树叶一样永不重复。谁创造了作品的独特性?算法与世界本身共同制造了双重的随机性,但这种随机性随即又被纳入到算法的框架与规则之中,继而成为一种新的随机。

Are we still keen to get "there" if the production of landscape images are completely turn into digital? Will there be nostalgia for the virtual landscape?

The prototype of AI Mountain may come from my memory of the mountains and rivers in my hometown. It may also come from my impressions when I travel around the world, the wilderness of Scotland, the broken stones in Atlas, the endless snow of Arctic. I see their shadows in the randomness of AI as they awake a certain part of my memory. What is the difference between all this wonder and the generative mechanism of AI, that everything in the world existed in a certain way before my eyes, and returned as a shattered memory after I left? Everything is connected, and the sights recorded by a sensor will eventually become the threads of my memory, and in this sense, it becomes a  shared nostalgia.

如果景观图像的生产被彻底数字化,我们是否还会热衷于到达“那里”?是否会产生对虚拟景观的乡愁?

AI山的原型可能来自于我对家乡山水的记忆,春夏之交云雾缭绕的山峰,花草盛开的溪流;也有可能来自于我在世界各地旅行的印象,苏格兰的荒原、阿特拉斯的碎石、北极的雪。我在AI的随机性之中看到了它们的影子,它们唤醒了我记忆深处的某个部分。世间万物曾在我眼前以确切的方式存在,在我离开之后又以破碎的记忆返还,这一切惊奇与AI的生成机制有何区别呢?万物相连,某个传感器记录的景象最终会成为我回忆的线索,在此意义上,成为一种广泛而共有的乡愁。

 

Sandglass, 2022

AI generated Photography

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Though there is still a gap between "human want AI to show something" and "AI want to show human something", it seems the gap is becoming more and more blurry in the near future. Now we have to understanding the meaning that AI offering to us.

A new mirage is emerging on the horizon.

沙漏, 2022

AI生成影像

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虽然“人类想让 AI 展示一些东西”和“AI 想展示给人类一些东西”之间还有差距,但在不久的将来,这种差距似乎会变得越来越模糊。现在我们必须了解人工智能为我们提供的意义。

​新的海市蜃楼正出现在地平线上。