Alison (2021)

In the future a supposedly omnibenevolent artificial intelligence will utilise Coherent Extrapolated Volition to decide the best course for humans, beyond humanity’s own understanding of their needs and desires. The true truth, beyond the truth that we envision to be true. Alison chronicles the birth of this artificial intelligence, as the viewer moves from a corporeal reality, reminiscent of lo-fi cinema, to an algorithmically generated stream of consciousness that echoes the temporality of videogames.

animated and digital video, sound, 9'19"

Installation view of Alison (2021) coupled with Flames (2021) by Melle Nieling on either side. Picture taken by Ollie Harrop at Cromwell Place.
Still from Alison (2021) by Melle Nieling, descending a dark staircase Still from Alison (2021) by Melle Nieling, a ring of flesh surrounds a sphere of flesh, a subtitle reads: 'What is my name?'