Artificial Bloom is a collection of 6 videos by Kirsten Swensen, which explores the aesthetics of our nature through artificial intelligence. The collection reveals a series of mesmerizing and ethereal flowers and still-life videos.
The flowers generated by AI, are a representation through the eyes of artificial intelligence and are generated based on the principle of GAN, which is a type of neural network that can generate new data. They are a representation of what a flower can be, but not a real flower. They are idealized representations of flowers.
However, these flowers are not meant to last – over time, an algorithm slowly dissolves them so they will eventually lose their form and become something else entirely. All flowers will soon wilt and brown, serving as a reminder of our fleeting and transient nature, and how even the most beautiful things can eventually fade away.