Ornella Fieres, Postcards to M / GAN18
Postcards to M / GAN18
C-Print, wooden frame, museum glass
100 x 100 cm
The basis for Ornella Fieres' series Postcards to M / GAN (2021) are flower postcards from the 1960s and 1970s. The postcards come from the estate of an East Berliner, and were acquired by the artist at an online flea market. A self-teaching artificial intelligence called a GAN (Generative Adversarial Network) studies the postcards’ motifs and then creates its own images based on what it has learned. The works illustrate the machine's view of the data that has been entered, creating a matter of fact depiction and a poetic yet irritatingly artificial result.