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Exhibition: New Forms of Togertherness

From 7 December 2021 to 6 January 2022



Exhibition from 8th December 2021 to 6th January 2022

Venue: The Briggait – WASPS Studios, 141 Bridgegate, Glasgow G1 5HZ

Monday to Friday, 9.30 am – 5.30 pm




© Visual by Studio Nüssli+Nuessli


We are delighted to invite you to a special exhibition at the Briggait this December.

Artists Siri Black and Marion Carré will present the outcome of their residency ’New Forms of Togetherness’, from the 8th of December to the 6th of January.

Considering machine learning systems and real-world experiences, artists Siri Black and Marion Carré will present their artworks developed during their ’New Forms of Togetherness’ remote residencies.

Between November 2020 and December 2021, artists Siri Black and Marion Carré have been developing work exploring the interdisciplinary and increasingly relevant field of machine learning and creative practice. The works that have emerged include the application of machine learning methods and engage with themes of authenticity and judgment of both human and artificial perception.


Marion Carré : ‘Is it true? The Post-truth Archive Factory’

Is it true? Is the result of an entanglement between archives and artificial intelligence exploring our relationship to the truth and its counterfeits?

This project presents a triptych of artworks which deliberately blur the boundaries between true and false. By using archives considered to be the ancestors of the tabloids – which have therefore created a complex relationship with reality – Marion Carré generated false textual archives using artificial intelligence. In producing a form of ’mise en abyme’ of the fictitious, she created three artworks using authentic and generated archives to question the conditions of their production, perception and circulation.

Perceived as absolute and unchanging, together the archive and the truth make us forget their complexity and the constructions from which they originate. In the context of liminality between what is true and what is false and the continuous flood of information, we sanctify the truth while participating in the spread of false information in its quest. These forged truths become proof to build our own, freed from reality. If our individual memories are corruptible, how immune is our collective memory to false information?

Siri Black : ’An Index Finger Tracing A Thought’

’An Index Finger Tracing A Thought’ is an ongoing research project into the boundaries between the artificial and the natural, and the meaning of intelligence.

In the iteration of this project, video installation uses the infamous ’Face on Mars’ as a starting point to discuss facial recognition – and mis recognition – processes present within both human cognition and machine learning.

From the dark hold pareidolia has over generations of stargazers, to the attempts of facial recognition algorithms to extract and interpret facial landmarks, the furthest reach of human endeavour seems to always end with our own image staring back at us. By using field recordings of the ’Auld Wives Lifts’ stone carvings, interviews with neuroscientists and amateur astronomers, and experiments with open source machine learning, Siri Black asks whether we can ever escape our own anthropocentrism.
Institut Français Écosse 2022