What's Floating Matter?

Floating Matter is an ultra-photographic exhibition by the artist Alejandro Javaloyas, curated by Fernando Gómez de la Cuesta, that explores the boundaries of contemporary photography and questions the role of the creator in the age of artificial intelligence.

The thematic leitmotif of the project is a disturbing floating mass that inhabits various urban landscapes, always devoid of people. This visual paradox is a metaphor that invites reflection on the inexplicable, the random, and the beautiful, issues intrinsic to the creative process itself.

All the images in the exhibition have been created using CLIP artificial intelligence models, also known as text-to-image bots, and more specifically the Dall-E 2 and Midjourney 4 applications. From the vast pool of outputs generated by the algorithm, the artist has meticulously selected the images for this exhibition, edited them to enhance their archival photography appearance, and printed them on traditional physical media such as Fuji Matt photographic paper or Polaroid black and white i-Type film.

The photographs in this exhibition are undeniable testimonies of landscapes that have never existed.

You can read the entire exhibition statement by Fernando Gómez de la Cuesta here.

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