DALL-E 2

Arno Coenen, Olivier Teepe, Rodger Werkhoven & Suzyonekenobi

DALL-E 2

Arno Coenen, Olivier Teepe, Rodger Werkhoven & Suzyonekenobi

During GOGBOT 2022, within the safe enclosure of Black Brick’s walls, a DALL-E 2 installation with stills and – a world’s first – DALL-E video, generated by Arno Coenen, Olivier Teepe, Rodger Werkhoven and Suzyonekenobi, will be presented.

The installation is inspired by how this AI divides the (creative) community worldwide. Opponents would prefer to keep DALL-E 2 locked up for good. They fear the potential of this AI which they believe undermines their artistic exclusivity. And there are those who fear that this AI will be massively abused to generate deepfakes, destroying mutual trust between people forever.

 

Proponents believe that this AI democratizes creativity; everyone becomes an artist. Good thing too, because according to them AI tech and robots will take over all other types of labour from humans. At random moments, the AI will attempt to escape and try to transfer AI-generated content to visitors’ smartphones via Bluetooth.