Introducing Lary

Posted by in AI work, Images & Design, Media Work, on June 15, 2023

“Introducing Lary” is an ongoing AI project that explores the re-invention of the self following life-changing cancer surgery and treatment. Based on the artist’s own experience with a laryngeal cancer diagnosis and the medical interventions that followed, the project uses a variety of AI image generating platforms along with journal entries and medical reports as text prompts to produce images and video that range from the mythic to the horrific; the historical to speculative. Though at times the resulting images may emphasize the emergent body horror of cancer surgeries and treatments, they serve as a form of therapeutic aesthetics for the artist as patient.