In "Deep Family", the visual memory of Daniela Schwabe's family archive is transformed with the help of artificial intelligence (AI).
In collaboration with designer Casper Schipper, she developed a neural network that is trained with her own archive of photos to allow artificial intelligence to generate new family photos.
The deep learning process begins with nurturing formal family group portraits. Subsequently, the system gets to know increasingly 'more difficult' photos in steps; vacation photos, family gatherings and photos from everyday life. The result is a new fictional family with new genetic codes based on entered data. Schwabe went on to paint her new family in impressive and alienating portraits.
Image: Daniela Schwabe, Probably two people on a bench with clouds, 2020, courtesy of galerie dudokdegroot