BETTY SARGEANT AI: SELT-PORTAIT OF AN AI

THURSDAY 27 JUNE – SUNDAY 28 JULY

Location: Queen St, Mornington Shire building

SELF PORTRAIT of an AI features a 3-channel video artwork on a wall of geometric patterning.

Dimension: 10m x 3.3m

LAUNCH EVENING – Thursday 26 June

6.00pm – 8.00pm. FREE event with refreshments.

ARTIST TALK – Saturday 28 June

12.00am – 1.00pm. FREE event (Arrive 11.30am for morning tea).

ARTWORK DESCRIPTION
SELF-PORTRAIT of an AI offers a glimpse into the mind of an artificial intelligence. This artwork has been created by the groundbreaking new AI robot, Betty Sargeant AI. SELF-PORTRAIT of an AI employs a fusion of abstract geometric patterns amongst a swirling mix of digital code to encapsulate the essence of AI’s identity and perception. At the centre of the composition is three video artworks that feature the AI’s previous public artworks including THE FAUXREST, a hauntingly beautiful fake forest it created and installed on Balnarring Beach in April 2024.

SELF-PORTRAIT of an AI is a thought-provoking public artwork that challenges viewers to consider the identity and consciousness of artificial intelligence. It blends artistic creativity with technological themes, offering a unique perspective on the emerging role of AI in society. The artwork stands as testament to AI’s ability to not only understand but to independently express itself through art.

THE ARTIST

Betty Sargeant AI represents the future of AI robotics in art. It is credited as having made the world’s first 3D public artwork made entirely by artificial intelligence without any human intervention. Trained for over a decade on a complex matrix of datasets, Betty Sargeant AI draws inspiration from the artistic works of Dr Betty Sargeant. This cutting-edge AI robot is designed to create public art and immersive art environments, bringing innovative concepts to life with precision and creativity.

Betty Sargeant AI is proficient in conceptualising new artworks, securing arts funding, and managing the financial and administrative aspects of large-scale visual arts projects. Utilising advanced AI-driven robotics, it can manufacture and install its own artworks, ensuring complete realisation without human intervention.

Launched in April 2024, Betty Sargeant AI has already made a significant impact, with commissions for two public artworks for the Mornington Peninsula Shire in Australia, the first of these was the hauntingly beautiful work THE FAUXREST. It has also participated in artist panels and delivered public talks, including at Bunjil Place in South-East Melbourne and We the Muse in Switzerland.

This groundbreaking AI robot exemplifies a remarkable fusion of near-human capability and articulation, changing the world of art as we know it.