Weidi Zhang, Rodger Luo: ReCollection

  • ©, Weidi Zhang and Rodger Luo






Artist Statement:

    ReCollection is an interactive AI art installation that assembles synthetic collective memories based on language input, blurring the boundaries between remembrance and imagination through AI system design and interactive experimental visualization. We developed our AI system by fine-tuning a pre-trained, transformer-based AI model to learn the documentaries of Alzheimer patients’ visual memories and their descriptions. The system imagines new memories by interpreting real-time narratives from participants in the installation. It offers an artistic approach and future prototype for cultural heritage reproduction and re-imagination and explores the tensions in the co-relations between visual representations, language, and narratives. Special thanks to our AI Technical Director Sam Green, Semiotic Labs