Hugh the grandfather tightly

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Hugh the grandfather tightly, AI-generated image from series Aphasia, 2022. This artwork is part of a new art research on how to approach physical and mental illness through family archives. My grandmother started suffering from aphasia in 2005, aged 60. Aphasia is an inability to comprehend or formulate language because of damage to specific brain regions. It affects auditory comprehension, verbal expression, reading and writing, and functional communication. I spent much of my spare time watching my VHS family archive looking for stills that could be meant to metaphorically visualize the verbal language she has lost due to the inability to speak. I found some analog-based glitches that could represent this frustration, irreparable will to give sound to thoughts and words. Four resulting artworks were given to an AI text-based image generator along with a sentence from the "four things" I asked my grandmother about what she'd love to do. This is one of those things.

  • Creator share 10%
  • File type image/png
  • File size 41.23 MB
  • Category Mixed media
  • Blockchain Ethereum