"As an artist, what I'm searching for can often be things that we don't yet have the shared concepts to articulate. John Higgs describes this as like being a fisherman in the collective unconscious. You have to let your feelings to guide you. But feelings can lead you astray, particularly once the enthusiasm that ignited a project runs out and it turns into a grind. It's tempting to let go of the fishing rod and throw out a new one."

Excerpt from June's newsletter, which also includes a new audio-visual animation "What seem'd corporal melted as breath into the wind"

timmb.com/what-seemd-corporal-

Btw, timmb.com/newsletter/ to get these monthly updates in your inbox.

Hello lurkers, I'll be in Rotterdam 8-19 August. Anyone around? Would love to meet up with some fellow ppl working with art/technology and technological critique.

New generative artwork, "a Heaven in a Wild Flower"

fxhash.xyz/generative/12061

The title is from William Blake's Auguries of Innocence:
"To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour
A Robin Red breast in a Cage
Puts all Heaven in a Rage
A Dove house filld with Doves & Pigeons
Shudders Hell thr' all its regions
A dog starvd at his Masters Gate
Predicts the ruin of the State
A Horse misusd upon the Road
Calls to Heaven for Human blood
Each outcry of the hunted Hare
A fibre from the Brain does tear
A Skylark wounded in the wing
A Cherubim does cease to sing..."

(too big for the character limit but worth reading the whole way through: poetryfoundation.org/poems/436)

Just put my February newsletter out:

Making the Mandelbrot breathe.

NFT as busking, how it felt to sell my first NFT artwork.

And, thoughts on the significance of introducing scarcity to shape a more intimate relationship with the infinitely abundant variations of generative art.

timmb.com/a-breathing-mandelbr

On Friday I'm inviting people to interact with AI through purely through movement of the body. The sharing of Latent Voyage will conclude my residency at the Centre for Contemporary Art in Glasgow.

Book a free slot if you're in town: cca-glasgow.com/programme/late

Not something that makes sense. You just have to feel it

youtube.com/watch?v=abx38MlyYa

My starting point for 2022 is to be ready to let go of all the ideas and narratives that apparently define my work. I want to remember they are hypotheses, guide-ropes to explore the unknown, a map to build upon rather than a territory to defend. I’m not looking for correctness – just more ways of seeing the world.

Here's why: timmb.com/2022-on-being-ready-

🔈 Self-Absorbed Face Dance is a short video warping through different deformations of my face.

It was created using a GAN trained to reproduce images of me. I moved through the range of output images by moving my body in a live dialogue. vimeo.com/656215054

Prototype of a new work drawing on the intutions of the body to navigate the tangles of the latent space. Title tbc - I'm running with Latent Voyage at the moment but let's see...

More detail about the project at timmb.com/navigating-a-halluci

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