SHI Weili

Terra Mars Series

FILE Sao Paulo 2022 | Anima+
Electronic Language International Festival

This series presents artistic renderings of Mars and Earth with visual reference to each other. An artificial neural network has learned the relationship between the topography and color of one planet and applied its knowledge to the topography of the other planet to generate colors. I hope this AI-powered mental connection can demonstrate the artistic potential of the technology and provoke people’s contemplation of our future on an interplanetary level.

Weili creates unconventional experiences to provoke people’s consciousness. While most of his works involve substantial use of technology, he always tries to infuse them with a dose of Zen mindfulness. Artworks of Weili have been exhibited in National Museum of China, New York Hall of Science, and Ars Electronica Center.