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Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg / Machine Auguries

2024-10-18 to 2025-04-06

With AI-generated birdsong under an artificial dawn sky, Machine Auguries warns of infatuation with technology at the expense of nature. With thousands of recordings of wild bird species, Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg has trained machine learning algorithms to develop their song in dialogue, like birds. In the installation, a real dawn chorus slowly transitions into synthetic birdsong, and when it falls silent, we are no longer sure what is real. Machine Auguries reminds us of the impossibility of recreating nature and the urgent need to protect it. As bird populations are decimated, the artist offers a false replica of the dawn.

Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg (b. 1982) is a multidisciplinary artist based in London. Her work has been shown worldwide including at MoMA, New York; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo; The Centre Pompidou, Paris; and the Royal Academy, London. This is the artist’s first solo presentation in Sweden.

With support from Kempestiftelserna and the Arctic Centre at Umeå University.