The most recent developments in AI/ML have brought equal parts confusion and excitement to the artistic community. Some artists reject the idea of AI's integration in the artistic practice while some welcome it and have started experimenting with it. In this talk, Linda Dounia want to address her experience with AI by exploring three facets of her relationship with it, having experimented with it in her practice since 2019. First, AI as an artist's griot, learning, narrating and riffing on stories that the artist creates through her practice. Second, AI as a diviner, imagining new worlds when used in speculative art forms. Third, AI as an archivist, or more broadly, a tool that allows artists to use their contexts as training inputs and in that way, preserve the worlds that have shaped them. Through these examples, she hopes to make an argument for AI's potential for artists from marginalized identities to decolonize artistic praxis and to help create space for a multitude of perspectives and voices.
Linda Dounia is an artist, designer, and curator whose transdisciplinary practice explores the relationship between the immaterial and the material. She works with and often combines a variety of mediums – acrylic, ink, pastels, vector, video, and GANs.