The intention of the project is to create new artificial life forms from the stillness of common objects reacting to the sounds of nature as if these synthetic creations were a part of natural life in an alternative world and environment.
Synthetic Still Life is created by training a generative adversarial network on the collection of images gathered specifically for the project. The photographs included in the training set consist of still objects made from mostly human-made materials.
The artificial light used for illumination emphasizes the contrast between synthetic objects and naturally occurring living entities.
The project reflects about the interference of technology into nature and how it shapes future civilisation. 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.