Human Nature is an audio-visual installation which reflects on truth and value through the gaze of artificial intelligence. How might a rational mind calculate the essence of human existence, and represent this as an expression, a creative artefact? Investigating the fallibility of representation as well as the value of error, and the space this opens for autonomous creativity.
Conceived as a post-mortem of anthropocentric decadence, this dual-screen portrait explores the irrevocable impact of human society on the natural world, and its failure to view itself as part of it, in the context of an eternal cycle of creation and destruction. Furthermore, it questions the role of the artefact as evidence, and to what end distortion is a defining characteristic of historical narratives.
Concept and animation by Jeremy Carne (UK/DE). Sound design by Androula Kafa (CY).
Originally commissioned for Elevate Arts residency 2019, part of Re-Imagine Europe, co-funded by the Creative Europe program of the European Union.
Elevate is an annual interdisciplinary festival held in various central venues around Graz, Austria. With its unique combination of critical political discourse and contemporary music and art, guests include human rights experts, climate researchers and activists from all over the world.