Breath-Taking AI Experience Opened in Serpentine North Gallery – Echoes of the Earth: Living Archive

Pioneer in AI art and technology, Turkish artist Refik Anadol has opened his first solo exhibition at Serpentine North Gallery, ‘Echoes of the Earth: Living Archive’. The immersive exhibition wraps the gallery’s walls in ever-changing AI-generated images inspired by coral reefs and rainforests.

 

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Echoes of the Earth: Living Archive

 

Echoes of the Earth- Living Archive - Serpentine North Gallery

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NOTE: The exhibition contains flashing imagery.

 

The exhibition showcases Anadol’s expertise in bringing digital art to life to give us new perspective on how we see the connection between human and nature.

 

“We are using nature as an input for AI to raise awareness of its beauty and complexity. At the moment, AI research is focusing on human reasoning and how to mimic it, but to me, nature needs a different focus that is very different to our logic.” – Anadol says in an interview with Designboom.

 

Serpentine North Gallery - Echoes of the Earth- Living Archive

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‘Artificial Realities: Coral (2023)’ was first unveiled at the World Economic Forum in 2023. This project features coral reefs and underwater scenes using a massive dataset of billions of images of corals – openly accessible online – to create a breath-taking visual experience.

 

Anadol says in the interview that they “found a way to create ultra-realistic that perhaps can be used as a 3D sculpture or a 3D sense of being underwater that can turn into a living ecosystem.”

 

In the exhibition, AI generates endless variety of abstract coral images, visual and colour combinations based on the enormous data base it has access to.

 

Artificial Realities - Coral Exhibition at Serpentine North Gallery

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Another part of the exhibition is ‘Living Achieve: Large Nature Model’ has premiered earlier this year at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

 

This project has been adapted specifically for Serpentine North Gallery and showcasing AI images inspired by extensive data of flora, fungi, and fauna form over 16 rainforests across the globe.

 

‘Artificial Realities: Rainforest’ is also a recent project, showcasing shape-shifting exotic birds. This project marks the longest continuous generative AI visualisation on nature that has ever created.

 

Echoes of the Earth - Living Archive Exhibition at Serpentine North Gallery

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Anadol’s studio travelled across the globe to understand what it means to live in a rainforest. During their journey they formed a very close relationship with an indigenous family living in Amazonia. As the studio travelled, they were collecting not just images, but also sounds and climate information. As a result, the AI model they’re using now has half billion data points dedicated to Amazonia.

 

“We have a responsibility as a studio to not just offer beautiful virtual worlds with AI and art, but to highlight that we have something incredibly important that we perhaps lost and find a new way to connect with nature through technology.” – says Anadol.

 

Practical Info

 

Exhibition at Serpentine North Gallery - Echoes of the Earth- Living Archive

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Address

Serpentine North Gallery | W Carriage Dr, London W2 2AR

 

Opening Times

16 February – 7 April 2024

Monday: CLOSED

Tue – Sun: 10am – 6pm

 

Tickets

FREE | A limited number of pre-booked tickets are available for guaranteed timed entry. If the pre-booked tickets sold out, walk-ins accepted but you may have to queue.

 

 

 

 

Ready for your next adventure? Whilst you’re in Hyde Park, why not visit Serpentine Galleries’ other venue, Serpentine South Gallery where there’s another free exhibition, called ‘Barbara Kruger: Thinking of You. I Mean Me. I Mean You.’