AI HAVE BEEN DREAMING W/ STANDING FEMALE SCULPTURES, 2020
AI have been dreaming w/ standing female sculptors’ uses GAN (Generative Adversarial Network) to present an evolution in female figuration and a single sculptural representative of this evolution. Having scoured the depths of museum archives and the corners of the internet, Silva uses 3428 resources to effectively capture a whole, rounded, and undeniably universal representation of the female body through statues, icons, and idols. This unique expression of the body reflects a history of carving, chipping, moulding and firing using machine vision and 21st-century technologies.
Paying homage to females around the world, AI have been dreaming w/ standing female sculptors expresses adoration of all ages. Fonts to worship, figurines to thumb, sacred articles to whisper prayers; pieces to own, to gaze upon, to show reverence – and most importantly, a part of history. The female form penetrates all periods of art as a singular event recurring and evolving through all mediums and technological innovations. Silva’s AI have been dreaming w/ standing female sculptors presents a collection of ancient artefacts, buried to be rediscovered whilst being utterly modern in their means of rediscovery and salvation.
Special thanks to AI creative, Fabio Rovai, for his assistance.