The first installation of the Art AI Festival 2019 went live on Monday this week and will run for one month – but only for patients, carers and staff at the local hospital. We were delighted to install Gene Kogan’s ‘Neural Synthesis’ in an outpatients department at LPT NHS. In this short video, the senior consultant and chair of old age psychiatry (University of Leicester), Elizabeta Mukaetova-Ladinska, explains why she thinks this may benefit her patients.
The Festival Director, Tracy Harwood, originally approached the hospital back in January to see how an AI artwork as part of the Festival might be displayed for the benefit an older age audience. The direction in which this initial discussion has gone is both unexpected and fascinating – and has already resulted in the development of new research project between the clinical and creative technologies researchers.
‘Neural Synthesis’ is a visually stunning video artwork that Gene Kogan created especially for the older audience members of the Festival to be brightly coloured and vibrant.
Members of the public will be able to see the artwork when it is also placed at Leicester Central Library where it will be on display between 16 and 31 May.