A Pepper's Ghost table-top video installation.
Taking the story by Jorge Luis Borges as a thought experiment, this installation explores the nature of The Algorithm as creator: A collection of surreal texts, completely written by AI, plays out as a contemporary realisation of the Library of Babel.
Set against the darkened, half-silvered canvas of the Pepper’s Ghost, a series of animations, abstractions, and visual motifs leads the viewer further into the machine, as words and narratives begin to play out before us. Text is fed through the machine, and re-authored by the algorithm, resulting in a fragmented narrative that oscillates wildly between dystopic speculation, blunt laconicism, and the machine's own cerebral ramblings, all stemming from the historical corpus of human writings.
Description by | Dave Mann
Concept,Video Editing & Compositing by | Janus Fouché
Concept & Research Contributions by | Jane Taylor
Cinematography by | Duško Marović, SASC
Text Generator by | Adam King talktotransformer.com