LATENT COUTURE is an encyclopedia of ways of being.
What does AI lack?
And so I fed it presences that I've created over many years as a performer.
I fed it the ways I've found of meeting the threshold of human being by dressing in the skin of possibility.
And I translated this into AI art to take a stand about how we can shape AI – now while it's still shapeable.
LATENT COUTURE is a call to unfashion the patterns of cultural reproduction.
I place this into AI art discourse like a grain of sand in the Eye that beholds beauty.
A look is a meme.
It's a unit of communication that says, "This person is possible.
A look is a moment.
It's an encounter with the shape of life.
Each look in LATENT COUTURE is something that I know to be real, because I've experienced it.
All of these beings were bundled into the moments that I lived.
& I congealed them into a latent space, a field of possible meanings, so that I could see how they bud and bloom.