The very latest addition to MSCTY x Sculpture in the City for 2021 – Latent Space – is a digital installation by Jake Elwes, soundtracked by The Analog Girl.
Head down to 120 Fenchurch Street for the full, immersive experience!
Latent Space will be screened during the months of June [15th onwards], July, September, November 2021, January, March and May 2022.
LATENT SPACE 2021: THE ANALOG GIRL [TRACK] + JAKE ELWES [VIDEO] LOCATION: 120 FENCHURCH STREET
"In artificial intelligence ‘Latent Space’ refers to a mathematical space which maps what a neural network has learnt from training images. Once it has been trained it understands all images of trees as existing in a specific area, and all images of birds in another.
The neural network can be reverse engineered to create fake images from these coordinates*. But what if it was given a new path to travel between these recognisable points, instead moving through the in-between space?
Latent Space is a video snap-shot of an A.I. algorithm in its infancy trained using 14.2 million photographs** continuously producing new images.
For this iteration, a new soundscape by The Analog Girl was commissioned in partnership with MSCTY x Sculpture in the City.
Special thanks to Anh Nguyen et al. at Evolving-AI for their research."
– Jake Elwes
* Plug & Play Generative Networks: Conditional Iterative Generation of Images in Latent Space  ** ImageNet: A Large-Scale Hierarchical Image Database