Live Show (2022)

Live Show is inspired by the introduction of AI in pornographic censorship on social media platforms. The work examines the interpretation and misrepresentation of sexuality from the perspective of non-human, inorganic systems. AI systems continuously learn to better detect nudity and sexual content, as well as specific forms or movements flagged by the algorithms. Various AI softwares were used in an attempt to generate pornographic images and movements, resulting in a series of absurd dioramas reminiscent more of children’s computer games than porn.

The creation of Live Show was made possible in part through a contribution by the Mondriaan Fonds.

prints and animated video, sound, 5’38”

Video still from Live Show (2022) by Melle Nieling Video still from Live Show (2022) by Melle Nieling