Unusual Partnerships Between Humans and Machines

Aberrant Creativity

An International Exhibition

The UVM Art + AI Research Group installation Team Picks is included in this exhibition.

Exhibition Dates: Nov. 28-Dec. 21, 2023
Opening Reception: Dec. 7 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Arts Council of the Brazos Valley
Arts Council Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. Closed Sunday and Monday.

The School of Performance, Visualization and Fine Arts and the Institute of Applied Creativity at Texas A&M University and the Arts Council of the Brazos Valley present Aberrant Creativity, a juried, international art exhibition.

Please join us at the Arts Council of the Brazos Valley on Dec. 7 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. for an opening reception. All artist awards, including Best in Show, will be presented during the reception. Light refreshments will be served.

About the Exhibition

The rise of artificial intelligence-generated art has made many artists rightly nervous. How artists can properly respond to AI is a pressing and open question.

Donna Harraway, in her “Cyborg Manifesto” (1985) wrote: “The machine is not an it to be animated, worshiped and dominated. The machine is us, our processes, an aspect of our embodiment. We can be responsible for machines; they do not dominate or threaten us. We are responsible for boundaries; we are they.”

Aberrant Creativity is an international, juried exhibition exploring the boundaries between our machines and ourselves. It is an opportunity for artists to challenge AI, to seduce AI into creative partnership, or lead it astray into play and joy. Visitors are invited to enter a strange new world in which artists experiment responsibly in embodiment and subversion, invention and hacking, community and connection between the human and the machine.