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“Bosch’s Garden”, from Kjartan Abel’s online exhibition “Vitreous – This Does Not Exist”.

Inspired by the painting Garden of Earthly Delights by Hieronymus Bosch.
There aren’t many works of art that capture the wild ecstasy and strangeness of lust more effectively than Hieronymus Bosch’s famous triptych Garden of Earthly Delights (1490–1500). Throughout the work, the idea of sensual pleasure in the flesh dominates. In one section, naked figures are entwined while munching on a massive strawberry that is bursting with flavor. Others can be seen swaying ecstatically from palaces made of structures resembling bloated reproductive organs, gleaming crystals, and seed pods about to burst open. Fountains of clear blue water flow directly into mouths; fruits are plucked; and couples kiss inside glistening bubbles, ajar clam shells, and plump nectarines.

See for a detailed high resolution scan of the painting!

My goal in designing the aural environment of “Bosch’s Garden” was to give the impression that human beings were moving stealthily about the environment without being discovered.

Music by Kjartan Abel
Night Wildlife, A.wav, by InspectorJ
Desert at Night, by kangaroovindaloo
eerie_forest, by gregswinford

About the online exhibition:

In the online exhibition titled “Vitreous – This does not exist”, the Norwegian sound designer and immersive installation artist Kjartan Abel investigates the outcomes produced by AI generated art and the ways in which such systems can be incorporated into the creative production process to gain a better understanding of their potential applications.

Using image generators (such as Midjourney) and video editing software, the artist will create a series of animated audiovisual conceptual and abstract videos for the ongoing exhibition. Kjartan Abel incorporates a wide variety of sonic environments and musical compositions into his works, which collectively constitute a substantial portion of the artworks.

What is MidJourney ?

MidJourney is a brand-new, AI-powered tool that can convert any concept into text-based artwork.

Artificial intelligence-powered internet bots can now generate images that appear extremely realistic almost instantly. This could be the new way of commissioning images for non-copyright-required business and promotional content such as book covers, advertisements, journalism, and other non-copyright-required business and promotional content, as well as the new way of producing copyright-free content.

Midjourney) is the most recent artificial intelligence-powered image generator to sweep the Internet. It was developed by a team led by David Holz and based in an independent research laboratory. You can only interact with and receive prompts from this generator via the Discord chat server.

Many users include terms like photorealistic, hypermaximalist, unreal engine, hyper realistic, 8K, Octane render, cinematic, and so on in their prompts.

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