Looking at the incredibly realistic style of the photos from Midjourney V5.1 that amazed many people, I still can't shake the feeling that everything is unreal.
What makes it feel unreal to me isn't the rapid progress of AI, but rather those flawless smiles, beautiful faces, and bodies of women that I've never experienced in my own life.
It's a deeply unsettling sensation.
For me, the body is predominantly a source of pain. While I haven't endured major illnesses, being highly sensitive and having suffered from menstrual pain for over 16 years, I believe I'm entitled to express some grievances.
However, the body isn't solely responsible for the pain. More often than not, my body silently endures things I'd rather not bear, such as suppressed emotions.
The contradiction of coexisting with my own body is perplexing: I'm the one driving the car, yet I still experience motion sickness. I'm the one in control, yet I'm left vomiting uncontrollably.
To me, this contradictory and complex body is the real one.
This unadorned body that always speaks its mind, adds fuel to the fire when I'm in chaos, and extends a helping hand when I feel like I can't go on, is the real one.
A body that is messy but still manages to support something, that is the real one.
Recently, I had a discussion with a friend about how AI-generated art struggles to convey strong emotions. But is that truly the case?
I tried collaborating with AI, wanting to see if that sense of chaos could be expressed through Stable Diffusion. The creative process involved sketching by hand and using Image to Image to adjust the style and finalize the details with Stable Diffusion.
To my surprise, the final product left me astounded! I truly appreciate how this series evokes a powerful sense of dissociation, isolation, and the raw energy emanating from the body. The seemingly incorrect and distorted body parts and facial features generated by AI became the most fitting visual interpretation within this context.
"Transcending the body, seeking joy beyond suffering" is not just a concept I frequently employ in my artwork, but it is also a personal goal in my life.
我嘗試著與AI協作，想要知道那樣混亂的感受是否能夠透過Stable Difussion表達出來。創作步驟是手繪草稿之後再使用Image to image 讓Stable Diffusion調整風格&完稿。