About the project
“If they were able to conceive or dream another time, perhaps they would be able to live in it.” - Chris Marker, La Jetée, 1962
"I've channelled Louis’ love for travel and innovation by dreaming up worlds, inspired by my many years of exploring Google Street View. Combining my love of photography with AI technologies, I've used large curated data sets of Street View images to fuel a Generative Adversarial Network (GAN) to dream up entirely new places. These synthesised locations were then used as backgrounds for characters who were photographed, composited and then re-fed into the GAN, bedding them deep into the digital hallucination.We see our traveller as having no predetermined time or place. She shifts from her present state to the nonlinear world of her mind. The past, present and future coming together to create new paradigms."
Special thanks to Kenny's collaborators Tom Roope, Melanie Bridge and Jo Kelly.