Presenting an AI art work that is part of the Synthetic Still Life collection of twelve unique pieces, minted as NFT on OpenSea: 


We are surrounded by things, tools, gadgets and a myriad of man-made objects. A typical household could contain thousands of items. In contrast to prehistoric men, we would not be able to carry all of our belongings with us. We are accustomed to all these objects so much that we do not even actively notice them on a daily basis. However, when the features of daily life objects are reduced to generic forms and textures, we lose the familiarity associated with them and start to question the building blocks of our closest surroundings. 
The goal of the project is to create new artificial life forms from the stillness of common objects and make them react to sounds as if these synthetic creations were part of natural life in some alternative world and environment.
I created these AI art visuals by training a generative adversarial network on the collection of 2000 images gathered specifically for the project. The photographs included in the training set consist of still objects made from mostly human-made materials such as glass, steel, or plastic. Using a red light source I photographed objects that I could find in my surroundings – water glasses, cups, vases, forks, doorknobs, and handles. The artificial light used for illumination emphasizes the contrast between synthetic objects and naturally occurring living entities.
Finally, the project raises questions about the interference of technology into nature and how it shapes future civilization. When the expiration time on things is due we throw them away and leave them to degrade for centuries. We are increasingly aware of the danger such a lifestyle poses on the environment but nonetheless the changes are sometimes too difficult and uncomfortable to make.

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