Unsculpt (2021)

Music and video by Myriam Bleau.
Audiovisual performance - 30:00.

Inspired by the writings of Donna Haraway and the methodology of speculative architecture, Unsculpt explores urban and natural scenes created from the assemblage of human and machine agencies. Generated with artificial intelligence, synthetic landscapes emerge as fragments of dreams, faded postcards from an imagined future.

Human and natural constructions – mountains, sea shores, skyscrapers and facades – are digitally sampled, instanciated and assembled in animated collages. A fleeting materiality emerges, machine learning allowing for slow metamorphosis between textures and materials, from marble to silk, from concrete to flesh.

The creation of this work was made possible thanks to the financial support of the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec.