I was trying to remember your name

I was trying to remember your name
Sophie Wu
April 13, 14, 16, 2022
Satellite Project Space
121 Dundas St
Gallery hours: Wednesday-Thursday 2:00-7:00pm, Saturday 12:00-5:00pm

In the moments when the machine fails — when the camera captures the blurry photograph, the text generator produces a meaningless statement, the screen freezes at an imperfect moment — our reactions are easy to dismiss as superficial. These effects, after all, are accidental. But what can these glitches teach us about our relationship with technology? Through understanding limitations in computational interpretation, can we gain a better understanding of human interpretation? 

I was trying to remember your name, an exhibit by School for Advanced Studies in the Arts and Humanities and mathematics student Sophie Wu, exhibits images produced by a generative model programmed to “forget” its training. The work is based on a research project supervised by Prof. Christine Sprengler from Western University, and aims to provoke a playful and open dialogue on the implications of computer-created art.