Teaching a GAN the Alphabet

This artwork is created using playform.

“[A] rather perverse exercise in futility”

Appropriation of Baldessari’s 1972 video piece, his response to Joseph Beuys’s influential performance, How to Explain Pictures to a Dead Hare.

Using playform, a GAN is trained to learn the letters of the alphabet and certain moments of these formal interpolations are rendered as an animation.