GPT3 is an ongoing video piece filmed at local teenage hangouts at Linn Park Cemetery in Glasgow over the past year; intermixed with footage of tech destruction, Hellraiser quotes, early video synthesizer tests, found Satanic Panic VHS tapes and broken Y2K cameras.
The first part, GRAVEN IMAGE, encompasses questions that were posed to the Open AI (or neural-network-powered language model gpt30) on what its ‘intuitions’ are about human consciousness. The resulting trapped and disembodied voice recounts the ‘answers’ it gave through remnants of the Cemetery’s shifting and trashed debris. The concluding part, WE CAME, offers up for sacrifice an artifice of pixelated queer doom; here a sick voice unfolds a childhood campfire tale of night visitations. A story that was found, archived and then anonymously deleted on Reddit in 2020.
GPT3 is placed as a moving image work that is fragmented digital dust screen, an abyssal diary of artificial laments to past bookmarked regions, haunted esoteric tech futures and queer cosmic pessimism.