essay & installation

RE: Generative Images is an essay with accompanying installation that responds to the environmental harms of generative (AI) images. The work’s animations and visual materials were produced as material research, made entirely of plant-derived photographic emulsions (American pokeweed and goldenrod) that were exposed in the sun. These images are unfixed, susceptible to degradation and decay so that they can be made and remade. The essay and its accompanying installation reject technological progress narratives, instead embracing environmentally-informed methods as joyful guardrails rather than limitations.

a time to tear, a time to mend, Wönzimer Gallery, Los Angeles, 2022

Documentation photos by Ian Byers Gambel & Isabel Beavers