The New Real- Anna Ridler and Caroline Sinders
From Kathryn Hood on March 8th, 2021
Mechanized Cacophonies by Anna Ridler and Caroline Sinders – both artists and machine learning experts – is an immersive and interactive online artwork. Inspired by lockdown, it explores how experiences of nature are mediated by technology.
The artists, working remotely, captured sounds from a variety of sources including natural and industrial environments. They then trained a machine learning neural network on the resulting dataset to generate eerie and uncanny soundscapes created by AI.
The joy of the work comes in immersing oneself within it and bringing it to life across multiple devices through clicking and touching the screen. The music will build and change slowly in response.