with Arina Lir
The study of the cultural code is one of the most significant topics in art. In this project, in addition to the study of the culture of Buryatia, current technologies are involved – neural networks.

A distinctive feature of the culture and art of the Buryat people is mythology. Buryat mythology passed through the stages of the pre—Shamanic and shamanic religion, in the XVII-XIX centuries it was slightly influenced by Buddhism. Shamanic myths are especially well preserved among the Buryats of the Baikal region, who in fact continued to adhere to shamanism even after the adoption of Orthodoxy in the 1700s-1800s. Legends are passed down from generation to generation, almost unchanged.
The visual part of the work was created using a neural network, which is able to create an image based on a text description. In her creative activity, the artist uses programmable art, the connection of something concrete as a number and subjective and boundless as creativity.

All the images of myths that we can find on the Internet were created by people at different times, and have similar features, because a person has his own idea of the world, about how the deities looked many years ago, about how the earth looked.

The gods in most cases have an anthropomorphic image, but we cannot say for sure whether this or that god had the shape of a human head, 2 arms, 2 legs.

Neural networks allow you to create something that will not be directly related to human stereotypes. This technology creates only what we described in the text from color noise. And in her project, the artist transfers the role of creating a picture to a computer, thereby depriving the image of a direct human experience.
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