Sunshowers is the third in a series of real-time animation artworks by Marija Avramovic and Sam Twidale.
It is inspired by the opening chapter of Akira Kurosawa’s film Dreams which follows a young boy as he explores a forest and stumbles accross a fox wedding (Kitsune no Yomeiri).
The piece explores ideas of animism and techno-animism by assigning life in the form of artificial intelligence to all of the objects, both natural and man-made, within the virtual world. The piece unfolds in real time with the characters themselves deciding which paths they will follow. The work is a special commission for AI: More than Human at the Barbican.
The Barbican's AI: More than Human (16 May-26 Aug 2019) is an major exhibition exploring creative and scientific developments in artificial intelligence demonstrating its potential to revolutionise our lives.
Part of Life Rewired, the Barbican's 2019 season exploring what it means to be human when technology is changing everything.