Phenomena exh. reh.
(exhibition proposals / collages / ... )
In his project Phenomena exh. reh. artist Noah Travis Phillips (with his AI collaborator RIVAL) associates a group of subjectively charged "archetypal" or symbolic phenomena (natural, technological, artistic, etc.) in novel and insightful ways, within the context of an exhibition space and proposal. It is an investigation into the kinds of meaning(fulness) that can be developed between Phillips himself and a personally cultivated machine learning, neural network, artificial intelligence. A kind of posthuman call-and-response.
The initial group of images is highly subjective, even hermetic, collected first from Phillips' 20-year image archiving practice/archives, and expanded upon by interfacing with another algorithmic system, reverse image-search on the internet. This introduces a great amount of variety to the material, while the network of "meaningful" associations grows more extensive and complex with each iteration of the process. The images are first associated/grouped based on keywords applied through an image and pattern recognition process. The symbolically and algorithmically associated images are then composed based on a "meta-diagram" from the sciences (meteorology, geology, astronomy, ecology, etc), which is also associated with the group of images via related keywords.
Ultimately the exhibition of these proposals could take multiple forms: using actual examples of the objects/phenomena depicted, videos developed with additional processes to represent the objects/phenomena, or even large-scale prints.