Flock Fractal Project

Flock Fractal was a live online performance project involving storybuilding with a participating audience. My collaborators in this project were Krishnan Unnikrishnan and Eugene Ashton-Gonzalez, two artists with backgrounds in performance and embodied forms of spirituality. Using participant responses to a survey, I crafted a narrative, tarot-esque image using Stable Diffusion with a model trained on my own work. I used text prompts with my model for initial outputs, and a trial-and-error process of in-painting. On the day of the performance, each participant was given their image and invited to create a story about it with a small break-out group.

Storypod Project

This was the second iteration of the Flock Fractal project, with Krishnan and Eugene as collaborators. The project was an offering for volunteers and interested participants from all over the globe of the Storypod events, hosted and faciliatated by ServiceSpace. ServiceSpace is an organization run entirely by volunteers, leveraging technology to encourage everyday people around the world to do small acts of service. Their aim is to ignite the fundamental generosity in ourselves and others, creating both inner and outer transformation.

My contribution to this storytelling and dance exercise was to use the participant's stories from responses to a survey to create a vivid encounter within the natural world, told in my own pictural language and art style. They locate subtle points of connection, tension, tenderness. These images relate to one another in theme and content, and they invite participants to tell interrelated stories that grow and expand with one another. They also demonstrate the expanded capacity of a new model built from my artwork, created with recent innovations in Stable Diffusion and Dreambooth