Jake Elwes (UK)
Closed Loop

2-channel digital video, 200 minute loop, 2017

What happens when an AI that interprets images in words converses with another AI that interprets words in images? ‘Closed Loop’ has had no textual or visual input by the artist.  Are the possibilities of comprehension and miscomprehension all that different from what happens when two humans, perhaps from different cultures, meet? Closed Loop works with two different algorithms to enable us to eavesdrop on this eerie conversation.

The conversation which shifts between the logical, to the enigmatic to the frankly incomprehensible, produces constant frissons of surprise and in the end a profound sense of displacement from one’s own settled perceptual self.”

—Work description courtesy of 64/1

Jake Elwes

Born 1993 & currently based in London.
Recent projects have looked at Artificial Intelligence investigating the technology, philosophy and ethics behind deep neural networks and machine learning as well as our use of social media and the internet.
In 2017, I graduated with a BA in Fine Art from the Slade School of Art, London and, in 2016, I undertook an Erasmus at SAIC, Chicago as well as completing a foundation in 2012 at Central St Martins.
I have exhibited in the UK and internationally, including in 2017 Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria; Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Newcastle & London, UK; Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK; Nature Morte, Delhi, India; ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany; Frankfurter Kunstverein, Germany and Centre for the Future of Intelligence (CFI), Cambridge, UK.