In his series THE INTELLECTUAL SUPERIORITY OF AI-CREATED ART, Skye Nicolas examines ChatGPT’s declarative arguments on why AI-created art is intellectually superior, using the prompt: “Provide a digital minimalist conceptual art piece making the argument why AI-created art is intellectually superior and why it should be minted as an NFT.”
Nicolas extends his exploration of text rich triptychs (first exhibited at the Dallas Contemporary Art Museum in 2019) with META PROSE, a conceptual exercise in authorship using AI technology to produce meta-prose artworks from a flowing stream of online collective consciousness.
The schema of these AI-generated outputs consists of statements and minimalistic visual elements to compose standalone pieces that may be combined into a varied permutation of triptychs, typifying the artist's poetic distillation process of artistic and cognitive expression. Nicolas employs ChatGPT as a tool in the production process to allow for a limitless variety of outputs while utilizing the same prompt, tracing back to the iconic conceptual artworks of Sol LeWitt that give directions to construct the artwork. The artist continues to assert authorship of the work in perpetuity using the prompt in the future to produce variants of it. This contemplation on authorship considers the novelty of our early contacts with pervasive AI technology during the nascent stages of its development.
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
THE INTELLECTUAL SUPERIORITY OF AI-CREATED ART is part of the exhibition ALGORITHMIC EMPATHY. THE PROMISES OF AI, presented by EXPANDED.ART and VerticalCrypto Art at EXPANDED.ART in Berlin, 18-23 April 2023.
ABOUT THE NFT
Contract address: KT1CVZZ16GPjVQC85itfPUekSr23GaEhkmF3
Metadata: Frozen and decentralized