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Ann Lislegaard | Animoid

Animoid, 2023, photogravure

The interaction between Artificial Intelligence and traditional craftsmanship forms the conceptual basis of Ann Lislegaard’s photogravure Animoid.

Lislegaard created the imagery with the help of AI language models. Using text, she prompted the software to generate an image. Instead of presenting BORCH Editions’ printmaking studio with a final version of this image, she kept adjusting it during her exchange with the master printers, discussing different versions and integrating their feedback into later versions. During this process, the demands on the system became increasingly complex, until, unable to process the large amount of information, it created glitches and visual imperfections.

Inking the photogravure plate
Wiping excess ink off the plate

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