Lendlease’s AI ATELIER, developed by VANDAL, has introduced ‘Natural Rhythms of Australia,’ marking a groundbreaking, world-first generative AI digital art exhibition and digital placemaking initiative at Darling Quarter North.
Chris Scott, the creative director at VANDAL, shared, “‘Natural Rhythms of Australia’ was meticulously crafted over a year, utilizing a bespoke set of artificial intelligence tools exclusively developed by VANDAL.”
“The outcome is an unprecedented achievement in seamless, ultra-high-resolution motion digital art, crafted using generative artificial intelligence.”
VANDAL’s perfected AI anomaly ensures the creation of flicker-free AI animation, resulting in an exceptional level of super-smooth temporal coherence.
Tracey Taylor, the executive producer at VANDAL, elaborated on the exhibition, stating, “Encompassing over 130 minutes of generative motion digital art, it narrates the story of Australia’s flora, fauna, and climate across changing seasons.”
“The year-long motion art exhibition serves as a captivating ecological journey through natural and environmental events in Australia.”
Divided into four films, ‘Natural Rhythms of Australia’ captures sequential changes and triggers occurring at specific times in the yearly cycle, all generated through VANDAL’s custom AI toolset.
Taylor emphasized the comprehensive portrayal, stating, “From subtle transformations in the air and soil, specific plant flowerings and fruitings, to noticeable quirks in animal behavior, the art illustrates that our seasons are not confined by calendar months and years, but by a cyclical rhythm that sustains and replenishes itself—a rhythm honed over the billions of years that our planet and its life have existed.”
Joseph Pole, animation AI lead at VANDAL, provided insight into the process, explaining, “AI algorithms, responsible for the generation of the art itself, work from a vast set of unique and custom-trained imagery.”
“Our machine learning process involved training the AI model with thousands of bespoke, curated images. The AI engine then processes this dataset to identify patterns and significant features. The ‘knowledge’ gained from ‘studying’ these images gives VANDAL ultimate control and precision in achieving our desired artistic results.”
Taylor added, “VANDAL’s AI ATELIER is born out of our passion for creativity, art, and technology.”
“As this mind-bending technology evolves, VANDAL embraces the challenge of harnessing AI as another production tool and partner in our creative arsenal.”
‘Natural Rhythms of Australia’ is currently open to the public at Darling Quarter North and is set to run for the next 12 months.