Grasslands for Insects (Installation)#

2022
Installation, variable dimensions
Prints on acryl glass, wood, led panels, solar panel

»This project is dedicated to the research of future actions for the conservation and promotion of biodiversity. The grasslands for insects on display were made possible by machine learning models.«

The installation »Grasslands for Insects« consists of three computer-generated images, which are placed in wooden light boxes lying on the ground. They are illuminated by solar energy. For this purpose, the boxes are connected to solar panels, which transmit the solar radiation directly to the illumination of the grasslands. The images are taken from the book »Grasslands for Insects« published by windparkbooks, which includes computer-generated images as well as generated texts about grasslands for insects. These were co-written by a pre-trained language model (GTP Neo). The images were created using a custom model. Photographs taken from grasslands in Frankfurt were used as a dataset to fine-tune a pre-trained StyleGAN 3 model. Afterwards, the model was specialized in the generation of artificial grasslands.

This work was supported by ERLKÖNIG, Bremen.

Maxwell Stephens wrote a text about the work and the exhibition: English German

A photography of the installation »Grasslands for Insects«.

A photography of the installation »Grasslands for Insects«.

A photography of the installation »Grasslands for Insects«.

A photography of the installation »Grasslands for Insects«.

A photography of the installation »Grasslands for Insects«.

Photos from the exhibition at ERLKÖNIG: Björn Behrens