Humans’ relationship to nature has been represented in countless ways in art history, from realist landscape paintings to expressionist depictions of earthly colors. For Artificial Realities: California Landscapes, Anadol uses a thinking brush and paints with data to show how human-machine collaborations can help us experience nature in a new light. For this AI Data Sculpture, Refik Anadol Studio worked with a raw dataset of 153 million publicly available landscape images of California’s National Parks. While the paintings’ intricate and abstracted layers of machine-generated dreams suggest an almost impossible connection with a cosmos of unimaginably vast data through a 3D trompe-l’oeil affect, its natural pigments trigger a sense of belonging to the earth through a transformative experience aided by nature’s colors. Artificial Realities: California Landscapes manifests Anadol’s vision of handling data within a universe that it creates for itself and his approach to data visualization’s latent space as a locus for never-ending, self-generating contemplation.
EDITION : 5 + 2AP | 5 + 2AP | 5 + 2AP
MEDIUM : AI DATA PAINTING
VIDEO SIZE : 3840 X 2160PX
DURATION : 16 MINUTES
DATA : PACIFIC OCEAN DATA
1. Certificate of Authenticity signed by Refik
2. Download-Link for the artwork
3. USB-Stick with the artwork on it.
4. An aluminum cube with the artwork information laser-etched on it. The USB-Stick is put into this cube