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24th Art Division Jury Selections

Artificial Botany

Audiovisual installation

Mattia CARRETTI / Luca CAMELLINI / Samuel PIETRI / Riccardo BAZZONI / Matteo MESTUCCI[Italy]


An ongoing project which explores the latent expressive capacity of botanical illustrations through the use of machine learning (ML) algorithms. In the project, illustrations by 17th to 19th-century artists become the learning material for an ML system called GAN (Generative Adversarial Network), which recreates new artificial images with morphological elements almost identical to the originals, but with details and features as if generated by human painters.