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あの海に見える岩を、弓で射よ | Aim an arrow at the rock in the ocean(2022-)

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Just as bison were painted using cracks and hollows in the walls in the caves of Altamira, and constellations were created by connecting the countless stars in the night sky with lines, humans have had a desire to 'project' and imagine things that are absent there since time immemorial. Human visual brain is caught up in the apophenia, which seeks to acquire knowledge by searching for certain patterns in chaos, and each person finds a visual image like a mirage. Artificial Intelligence, which is now being nurtured by the entire human race, cannot escape bias in the same way as we do, as long as the algorithms (i.e. procedures for seeing things) are determined by humans.


In this work I drew out the AI's bias and made the machine’s eyes see illusions. I dsrupted the digital signal of an LCD TV and created glitch noise in a broadcasted news program, capturing the screen which it was impossible to tell what was the image. The images were up-loaded into Adobe AI-powered photo editing software, which disturbed the image recognition and generation system for landscape photography. The machine was confused by the meaningless and deviant information and made up an ambiguous landscape, forcibly applying fragments of the real landscape that had been machine-learned.


Artemis, the Greek goddess of the hunt, killed her beloved by 'mistake'. Jealous of Artemis' love affair with the giant Orion, her brother Apollo one day points to the back of Orion's head as he swims across the sea, telling her to "shoot that rock and show me how good your bow is". Thus deceived, Artemis shot an arrow at the back of Orion's head.


Misinterpretations of meaning can turn this world into something rich and cruel. Bias hurts people, and copy errors drive the evolution of art and biology. The original and the copy blended, and misdistribution continues to link the constellations in the world.