Machine Self-Portraits

2019

Graphite on paper, GAN-generated images

Programming by Egor Chemokhonenko.

Several hundred selfies of the artist were fed to a neural network running GAN (General Adversarial Networks). The machine analysed the patterns of the fed data and produced new imagery. The resulting images provided a different way on looking at the self portrait through algorithmic eyes. The results, sometimes surprising and serendipitous, also act as a demonstration of the machine’s dependency of human agency and the biases of GAN.

Detail, Machine Self-Portraits