Zoe Li,A Sigh,2021,AI Installation, thermal paper, 120×100×60cm, image courtesy of the artist
As all the things are designed to be functional- especially Artificial Intelligent, I desperate to see AI one day become another form of existence besides human beings – what if they become nothingness, they output only – a sigh? The AI model is trained with collected diaries during this decade in China. As it finally can generate diaries for future day on behalf of people, but it connects to a CNC machine which only outputs hot air. The diary it generates at the end become hot air. The thermal paper is exposed to the hot air and reveals a blurry shape of the text. Experiences are not shared among individual, the project from the beginning is not expecting people understand each other. Feelings just don’t flow freely from one individual to another even though you share the same language. The project simply does not intend to force anyone to understand anyone, including AIs and humans. The trained data are fed into the AI and AI makes an effort to create, but all at the end become a sigh, a breath, or a nothingness.
Supported by CAC & Duke Kunshan University