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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-)









Just as pythons were painted using the 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 from time immemorial. Human perception is caught up in an apophenic action that tries to find certain patterns in chaos, and each person discovers a visual reality 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. Just as Google Photos once tagged a black face as a gorilla or Amazon's recruitment AI tended to rate men more highly than women, the fact that certain values are embedded in the way artificial intelligence sees things has been called into question in recent years.


This film considers such bias in artificial intelligence by generating glitch noise in TV programs to create images in which it is impossible to discern what is being shown and having the artificial intelligence find the 'real landscape' from these images. In this way, I wanted to confirm with my own eyes the biases that machine vision can detect. What will we find in the machine's perception of these landscapes when we see them?


In Greek mythology, Artemis, the goddess of the hunt, killed her beloved by means of 'misunderstanding'. 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 and seduces his sister, telling her to "shoot that rock and show me how good your bow is". Artemis thus misunderstood and shot an arrow at the back of Orion's head.

Misinterpretations of meaning can turn this world into something rich or cruel. Bias hurts people, and copying errors drive the evolution of art and biology. The original and the copy continue to dissolve, and even now misdistribution continues to link the constellations.