Artificial Intelligence acts as a motive for scientific progress as well as a stimulus for creativity. This Art Room presents a small selection of artworks from the AI: More than Human exhibition, specially presented in an online format. These artists use AI as a tool to inspire and a medium to produce their work. AI: More than Human is a major exhibition curated and organised by Barbican International Enterprises and co-produced by Forum Groningen, Netherlands. It explores the evolution of the relationship between humans and technology, showcasing creative and scientific developments in AI and demonstrating its potential to revolutionise our lives. The exhibition looks to a more fluid, collaborative future and brings together artists, scientists and researchers to offer an unprecedented survey of AI with which visitors are invited to engage head-on.
Machine Learning, Universal Everything, 2018. Video courtesy of Universal Everything
Universal Everything is a global collective of digital artists, designers, animators, musicians and developers. UE’s work explores the future of human expression and collaboration, brought to life using emerging display technologies. The collective invent immersive multi-sensory experiences for pioneering brands, illuminate iconic architecture with video artwork, and direct new forms of moving image that are exhibited at leading cultural institutions worldwide.
SAM TWIDALE AND MARIJA AVRAMOVICSunshowers 2019. Real-time animation Commissioned by the Barbican Centre, London
Marija Avramovic and Sam Twidale started working together in 2017. Despite coming from two distinct artistic backgrounds, the main concerns of their work mirror each other. Marija studied painting in Belgrade and then fine arts in Paris. Sam studied music in Liverpool and learned some programming along the way. Together they work at the boundary between the artificial and the real, creating virtual worlds populated by AI characters and spirits, as well as physical installations, all of which inhabit the same playful universe.
ANNA RIDLERMosaic Virus, Anna Ridler, 2018 – 2019. Videowork produced with series of GANs. Technical support from David Pfau. Video courtesy of Anna Ridler
Anna Ridler is an artist and researcher who works with information and data. Born in London, Ridler spent her childhood raised between Atlanta, Georgia and the United Kingdom. A core element of her work lies in the creation of handmade datasets through a laborious process of selecting and classifying images and text. By creating her own datasets, Ridler is able to uncover and expose underlying themes and concepts while also inverting the usual process of constructing large databases. Her interests are in drawing, machine learning, data collection, storytelling, and technology.