This project proposes a series of images generated by instructions from a machine designed and built by Harvey Loves Harvey. It is a continuation of a series of ‘Harvey machines’ that serve as meta-artists, and is intended to result in a photographic series.
For this project, Harvey Loves Harvey will create a database of phrases by well-known artists regarding their creative approach, philosophy, or intention. The machine will choose, at random, one of these concepts and ask the members of Harvey Loves Harvey to enact that concept for a camera; this will produce a photographic result. The final photos will be printed as a triptych and presented. Titles will be derived from the phrase/concept generated by the machine.
In order to present the process to the viewer, a screenshot of the machine instructions will be digitally impressed over the triptych, presenting viewers with a clear statement of both process and result.
As a meta-machine, this project is allied with ‘HLHCP20: The Harvey Machine’ and ‘HLHCP22: An Automated Device for the Creation of Artistic Direction and the Removal of Ideological Interpretation: Who Is The Artist?’; any further exploration of Harvey Loves Harvey’s concept of the meta-artist can be studied in these pieces.