A special viewing of our latest exhibition Trevor Paglen: From 'Apple' to 'Anomaly', alongside a one-off screening of artist Sarah Meyohas' Cloud of Petals, as part of Emerge Festival.
Acting as a counterpoint to Trevor Paglen’s installation From 'Apple' to 'Anomaly' is Sarah Meyohas’ 2017 film Cloud of Petals. This film documents the creation of a dataset of 100,000 rose petals used to train an AI algorithm to generate an infinite series of new, unique petals. Drawing on ideas of post-human realities and the future of labour in the face of automation, this film traces how beauty and subjectivity can become embedded in AI systems.
Trevor Paglen: From 'Apple' to 'Anomaly' explores the underbelly of our digital world. The exhibition features approximately 30,000 individually printed photographs from ImageNet, a widely shared, publicly available dataset. These images, drawn from a range of categories, reveal the powerful, and often hidden, forces at play in AI.
Emerge is Culture24’s new festival of night-time events, Lates, in museums, galleries, historic houses, visual arts venues and more across London. Over two nights in September, Emerge Festival will see a creative kaleidoscope of events take over 11 London Boroughs. With one ticket, you’ll have access to all the night’s venues and some of the best breakthrough artists in town. Their stage? 50 of the capital’s iconic buildings, including the Barbican.
Watch: Trevor Paglen show us how computers see the world
Watch artist Trevor Paglen, as he looks into how artificial neural networks learn and and perceive images.
The Curve is located on Level G and can be found at the bottom of the Silk Street entrance ramp, opposite the Barbican Shop.
Silk Street, London
The Barbican is widely accessible by bus, tube, train and by foot or bicycle. Plan your journey and find more route information in ‘Your Visit’ or book your car parking space in advance.
Enhanced security measures are currently in place at the Barbican.
As part of these measures only one reasonably-sized bag (no larger than 32cm L x 18cm W x 22cm H) per person may be taken inside our venues and all bags may be searched by a member of our team.
We ask that, where possible, visitors avoid bringing large bags to the Centre. If you do need to check bags into our free cloakrooms, we suggest arriving early. All bags deposited will be subject to search and random bag searches are also in operation.
Please also remember that belongings should not be left unattended at any time.
Thank you for your understanding – we look forward to welcoming you to the Barbican.