MFA EXHIBITION | COLUMBIA COLLEGE CHICAGO

MAY 3, 2019 - MAY 23, 2019

GLASS CURTAIN GALLERY

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PROJECT DESCRIPTION 

The Machine is an ongoing project by interdisciplinary artist Colleen McCulla which uses generative adversarial neural networks to explore the boundaries of human and machine visual artistic expression. This project utilizes a human/AI co-creative system to engage in a process of making that explores the potential of machine learning to transform artistic practice. This project and the accompanying thesis research asks if hybrid human/machine practices are necessary for future human artistic practice. It offers a glimpse of a future where human and artificial intelligence creative expression evolve separately and symbiotically. The Machine challenges the viewer to consider who and/or what is capable of visual expression, authorship, and how we consciously choose to participate in shaping our coexistence with the advancing technologies interwoven in our lives.

For sale inquiries, speaking requests, and to access to supporting research paper please email c@colleenmcculla.com here.

Photos: Philip Dembinski

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RECOGNITIONAL FEEDBACK FOR THIS PIECE IS A BIT NOTHINGNESS TO CREATE BETTER FOR ITSELF.  Sublimation Print Sweatshirt, Deep Convolutional Generative Adversarial Network(Isola et al), 25 X 35 X 3 in., 2019.

RECOGNITIONAL FEEDBACK FOR THIS PIECE IS A BIT NOTHINGNESS TO CREATE BETTER FOR ITSELF. Sublimation Print Sweatshirt, Deep Convolutional Generative Adversarial Network(Isola et al), 25 X 35 X 3 in., 2019.

RECOGNITIONAL FEEDBACK FOR THIS PIECE IS A BIT NOTHINGNESS TO CREATE BETTER FOR ITSELF (Detail) .  Sublimation Print Sweatshirt, Deep Convolutional Generative Adversarial Network(Isola et al), 25 X 35 X 3 in., 2019.

RECOGNITIONAL FEEDBACK FOR THIS PIECE IS A BIT NOTHINGNESS TO CREATE BETTER FOR ITSELF(Detail). Sublimation Print Sweatshirt, Deep Convolutional Generative Adversarial Network(Isola et al), 25 X 35 X 3 in., 2019.

PARTICULARLY CONSISTENT THE WAY THE TINY VOICE SEEMED TO BE A COLLECTION OF THE PAST.  Sublimation Print Sweatshirt,  Deep Convolutional Generative Adversarial Networks (Taehoon Kim), 25 X 35 X 3 in., 2019.

PARTICULARLY CONSISTENT THE WAY THE TINY VOICE SEEMED TO BE A COLLECTION OF THE PAST. Sublimation Print Sweatshirt, Deep Convolutional Generative Adversarial Networks(Taehoon Kim), 25 X 35 X 3 in., 2019.

THE MEDIUM OF COMPLEXITIES, COMMUNICATING HARDER (Detail) .  Sublimation Print Sweatshirt,  Conditional Generative Adversarial Network (Isola et al), 25 X 35 X 3 in., 2019.

THE MEDIUM OF COMPLEXITIES, COMMUNICATING HARDER(Detail). Sublimation Print Sweatshirt, Conditional Generative Adversarial Network(Isola et al), 25 X 35 X 3 in., 2019.

THE MEDIUM OF COMPLEXITIES, COMMUNICATING HARDER.  Sublimation Print Sweatshirt,  Conditional Generative Adversarial Network (Isola et al), 25 X 35 X 3 in., 2019.

THE MEDIUM OF COMPLEXITIES, COMMUNICATING HARDER. Sublimation Print Sweatshirt, Conditional Generative Adversarial Network(Isola et al), 25 X 35 X 3 in., 2019.

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A SERIES OF DISTRACTIONS HAVE CONCEPTUALLY BEEN EXPERIENCE.  Inkjet Print, Acrylic, LEDs, Deep Convolutional Generative Adversarial Networks(Taehoon Kim), 24 X 24 X 4.5 in., 2019

A SERIES OF DISTRACTIONS HAVE CONCEPTUALLY BEEN EXPERIENCE. Inkjet Print, Acrylic, LEDs, Deep Convolutional Generative Adversarial Networks(Taehoon Kim), 24 X 24 X 4.5 in., 2019

THE ACT OF BEING PRESENT AND HOLDING SPACE FOR AN ENTIRELY NEW WAY OF THINGS IS BEING/CURRENT(ROOM WITHOUT NEEDING TO PUSH THE TIME).  Inkjet Print, Acrylic, LEDs, Deep Convolutional Generative Adversarial Networks (Taehoon Kim), 24 X 24 X 4.5 in., 2019.

THE ACT OF BEING PRESENT AND HOLDING SPACE FOR AN ENTIRELY NEW WAY OF THINGS IS BEING/CURRENT(ROOM WITHOUT NEEDING TO PUSH THE TIME). Inkjet Print, Acrylic, LEDs, Deep Convolutional Generative Adversarial Networks (Taehoon Kim), 24 X 24 X 4.5 in., 2019.