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LA FABRICATION DE FORÊTS FUTURES

LA FABRICATION DE FORÊTS FUTURES

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March 14, 2024 to April 14, 2024

In this hour-long video, artist Vincent Charlebois reveals future forest landscapes generated by a generative adverse network (GAN). The work emanates from a decade of work, beginning with the field experience of a tree planter and materializing through photographic documentation of Canadian landscapes transformed by the forest industry.

This personal collection of photos becomes the learning foundation for an AI model trained by the artist. From these personal snapshots of post-clearcut Canadian forests, this AI model uses StyleGAN to merge these images into a continuous stream.

This project explores disappearance and regeneration through the storytelling of the personal archive. The work is the contemplation of natural and technological cycles and their interconnections. It takes shape through an approach that explores the potential of what can emerge from reinvention following the loss.

- Façade on the outskirts of Métro Saint-Laurent
The outdoor projection will take place from dusk, 7 p.m. until midnight, every day from March 14 to April 14, 2024