Jake Elwes is a London-based artist investigating the philosophy and ethics behind Artificial Intelligence.
Jake Elwes (UK), born 1993, is currently based in London. His recent works have looked at Artificial Intelligence, investigating the technology, philosophy and ethics behind it. Jake graduated with a BA in Fine Art from the Slade School of Fine Art (UCL), London in 2017, having also attended SAIC, Chicago (Erasmus), in 2016 and Central St Martins (foundation) in 2012. Jake has exhibited in the UK and internationally.
Selected AI Artworks:
A familiar childhood location on the Essex marshes is reframed by inserting images randomly generated by a neural network (GAN*) into this tidal landscape.
Latent Space is a video snap-shot of a generative adversarial neural network, an AI algorithm trained using 14.2 million photographs, continuously producing new images – a digital subconscious conceiving of new images and visualising a ‘latent space’.
Closed Loop is a recording of two artificial intelligence models conversing with each other - one with words the other with images - in a never-ending feedback loop.
In this collaboration with Roland Arnoldt, a Buddha statue watches the computer attempting to draw its own image. An artificial intelligence model was trained on 5000 images of Buddha, yet the computer struggles to depict the Buddha’s essence.
dada da ta
In 'dada da ta' over 50 hours of interviews have been sourced from YouTube then processed using the IBM Watson AI speech to text program. The interview’s chronology is intact yet reduced to a stream of numbers.
2018 Lumen Prize, Moving Image Shortlist
2017 Julian Sullivan Prize for outstanding achievement in Media Art
Elwes’ Selected Exhibitions:
2019-20 Deux Ex Machina, Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, Gijón, Spain
2019-20 Lying Sophia and Mocking Alexa, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
2019 Himalayas Art Museum, Shanghai, China
2019 ID. ART:TECH | CYFEST-12 (during Venice Biennale), Ca’ Foscari Zattere, Venice, Italy
2019 Writing the History of the Future, ZKM | Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany
2018-19 Open Codes - Living in Digital Worlds, ZKM | Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany
2018 Digital Bodies, ‘and what?’ - Queer Arts Festival 2018, Candid Arts Trust, London
2018 City Screen, Loop Barcelona, Barcelona
2018 Print Screen Festival, Holon, Isreal
2017 Ars Electronica, A.I. Projects Exhibition, Artificial Intimacy Exhibition & TADA Gallery Space, Ars Electronica Festival: Artificial Intelligence, POSTCITY Linz, Austria
Elwes’ Selected Talks, Conferences, and Workshops:
2019 Talk, Espacio Fundación Telefónica, Madrid
2019 Panel & Talk, AI Festival, Leicester, UK
2019 Conference & Talk, Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany
2019 Conference & Talk, United Europe Seminar, Department of Engineering, Cambridge
2019 Conference & Exhibition, ‘AI - Why It Matters’, British Museum
2019 Workshop, Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, London
2018 Talk, Interfaces Monthly 032018: Machine Learning, (in collaboration with London Creative AI & Barbican), The Trampery Republic
2017 Workshop & Talk AI, Computer Vision for Art, Architecture & as a Creative Tool, CHORA conscious city, Institute for Architecture, Technische Universität Berlin
Elwes’ Selected Press:
2018 Up for Bid, AI Art Signed ‘Algorithm’, New York Times
2018 An AI Art genre in its infancy questions the nature of art, Financial Times