① Babel (Corpus: Spheres of Purgatory) Adversarially Evolved Hallucination ② Comet (Corpus: Omens and Portents), Adversarially Evolved Hallucination, 2017 dye sublimation print ③ Octopus (Corpus: From 2017 the Depths) Adversarially Evolved Hallucination,

The work of multi-disciplinary artist Trevor Paglen is invested in exploring and exposing invisible networks, global state surveillance and artificial intelligence through varying modes of visualization. Working with computer scientists to create software that renders images from datasets and algorithms visible to humans, Paglen realizes “synthetic,” internally conjured visions, or what can be thought of us actualizations of invisible imagery from machine-machine visual languages. By painstakingly building neural networks, he trains AIs and creates these hallucinatory images. With biases that mimic those of humans --namely white male Silicon Valley developers as well as the training sets themselves-- these images explore subjectivites critical in Paglen’s practice. His work consistently questions the politics of recognition and taxonomy building, and their outcomes in contemporary society.

Miscellaneous: The 12th Gwangju Biennale Exhibition (2018)
Shot on Sep 7, 2018