Petra Zajácz-Dvořák: Meadow
Meadow is an AI-generated flower field based on real flower photography. The images were created with the web demo Instance-Conditioned GAN by Arantxa Casanova, Marlène Careil, Jakob Verbeek, Michał Drożdżal and Adriana Romero-Soriano. Printed in Aalto University’s printmaking studio with riso using pink, medium blue, yellow and black to mimic digital CMYK printing. The pseudo-terrain contains a collection of similar images arranged in a grid system and generated multiple times through the program. Different focal points were used for smooth transitions so that images can morph into each other, creating motion in the “field of flowers”. The augmented reality content can be accessed with the Artivive app.
The soundscape of each image was generated from an archive of collected sounds and noises that I created during my year of study in Finland. It gives the project the sound of “real nature” but modified digitally. The project’s title font is inspired by the Finnish national romanticism, which was a reaction to industrialism and an important period to rediscover sagas, eddas, and mythological stories. The organic and ornamental display shares the same name with the project and soon will be available on request.
What makes us recognise a flower field?
What is the visual or audiovisual indicator of a meadow?
Can we ever connect to a pseudo terrain?
Can we heal with the help of this meadow?
Can digital bring us back to nature?