Mars Machine Hallucination

A parametric data sculpture created with 12 terabytes of datasets, images downloaded from the HiRISE telescope, which recorded the entire surface of Mars. HiRISE (High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment) is the most powerful camera ever sent from Earth to travel the solar system. Launched in 2005 by a team of planetary scientists, geologists, and researchers form the University of Arizona, SETI Institute, an other research institutions, HiRISE reached Mars in 2006.

“This is a study of celestial structure that you don't see every day. We know it's there, but we don’t see it; we have a feeling that it’s real. [The artwork is] a kind of AI research, where we’re trying to create a synthetic reality of the surfaces of Mars. [From the HiRISE dataset], we’ve got huge AI studies, which create synthesized data sculptures."