The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Algorithm
Installation view. Image Courtesy- Nature Morte.
This artwork is being shown at the Nature Morte Gallery in New Delhi, as part of the AI Art show called Gradient Descent, curated by 64/1.
Its a series of 20 prints on archival paper, each 12×8 inch.
The title is a reference to one of Rembrandt’s earliest, and most well known paintings, ‘The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicholas Tulp’. That painting was done at a time of troubled fascination with medical technology, and today we are in a parallel time of troubled fascination with Artificial Intelligence, debating about topics like how much of human should a machine be exposed to. I create this piece by exposing the machine to the hardware of the human body, by curating a dataset of about 60,000 images of human surgical dissections, and let a machine creates its own imaginations of it.
This is a very brief writeup of the work. I’ll add more. In the meanwhile, please feel free to get in touch with me over email- firstname.lastname@example.org about the work.