Classifier and a cycleGAN trained on Joanne's own painting style and then hand painted the results 24”x24” acrylic on canvas
Joanne Hastie's Market Stroll reminds us of the importance of interactions in real flesh. Much like Impressionists in their time, she takes us back to the rêveries of the urban flâneur – a walk into Bologna's market on a weekday morning.
The artist, known for exploring the human-machine relationship, here employs machine learning (or CycleGANs more specifically) to inform the viewer of this scenery. Joanne Hastie underlines the quality of our bodily presence and the fantasy it carries in an increasingly digital world. Whether in the form of an avatar or real physique, the work shows how the body remains an essential interface for social and sensorial interactions.
Digital Bodies is an online group show curated by Stina Gustafsson, Chloe Diamond, Serena Tabacchi and Marie Chatel featuring works by Cao Fei, Damjanksi, Frenetik Void, Hackatao, Hu Weiyi, Joanne Hastie, Lin Tianmiao, Maurice Benayoun, Miao Xiaochun, Skygolpe, The Fabricant, Travis LeRoy Southworth, and Twistedsister.
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