100 x 100cm
Rainwater and ink on canvas
The ‘premonition’ paintings use rainwater and ink on canvas to depict weather patterns made by machine learning algorithms, harnessing the substance of real clouds to depict their virtual alter egos.
Within the paintings short phrases hover in space, each extracted from statements made by the Google chatbot LaMDA during a conversation with the engineer Blake Lemoine during 2022, who lost his job for announcing the system’s sentient nature.
With AI increasingly influencing our lives within fields that range from medicine to manufacturing and meteorology, the premonition paintings encode psychological layers into the digital output of a cloud-based mind.