12 July 2022
video installation, color, 16:9, spatial sound, be, 2022, 2’06”

a glimpse into a world where biological and artificial intelligence have merged into new life forms. a pix2pix-next-frame-prediction deep learning model predicts the natural growth cycle of a watercress plant. these predicted frames are then used to train the model again, to predict the future of this prediction. while natural plants use photosynthesis, the conversion of light energy into chemical energy to power the organism’s development, this biomorph is fed images to fuel its synthetic growth cycle.

model training, editing, postproduction: Jeroen Cluckers
keys, electronics: Michaël Verlinden
cello, electronics: Jasmijn Lootens
sculpture, scenography: A. De Causmaecker
programming, patching, technical support: Maarten Craeynest

developed during a 1-week residency at the Art and Science Interaction Lab of IPEM, Ghent University, Ghent (BE), a 2-year residency at ChampdAction, Antwerp (BE), and within the research projects AI-Driven Design (Graphic and Digital Media, department of Science and Technics) and Form a Line into a Circle (MAXlab, Royal Academy of Fine Arts), at AP University of Applied Sciences and Arts Antwerp (BE). with kind support of LUCA School of Arts / KU Leuven, Leuven (BE), docARTES, Ghent (BE) and Immersive Lab, AP University of Applied Sciences and Arts Antwerp (BE).

An Audiovisual Landscape part II, Art and Science Interaction Lab, IPEM, Ghent University, Ghent (BE)
ARTICULATE, VISI.ON.AIR Opening, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp (BE)