2016-ongoing. Book project.

 

PART. I

In conversation with a Stranger

The 28th of November of 2016, I started

a conversation with a stranger. I randomly found him on the internet, and did not know anything about him except that he is a man and Algerian.

He doesn’t know anything about me either.

 

I sent him a first image and then I asked him to comment it, to tell me what it reminds him, without describing the image itself. I used the answer as a starting point to create the following image. This process has been repeated until I got to the 15th.

 

Here is a preview of some images that I created from his texts.

PART. II

In Conversation with Google

The 28th of November of 2016, I also started a conversation with Google Images.

I uploaded an image, and in response, Google offered me ‘Similar Images’.

I chose always the first one of the list, and used it as a new starting point to create the following image. This process has been repeated until I got to the 80th.

 

Here is a preview of some combinations I got between Google Images and my own pictures.