we are the trees and we are alive underground

aurèce vettier

This artwork is from a series of 5 poems from French artist collective aurèce vettier, all beginning with the same sentence : « we are the trees ».

GPT-3 algorithms were confronted to verses from aurèce vettier’s Elegia Machina (2021), intimate travel memories and description of scents, fragments from J.L. Borges short stories. As the poems seem to reference each other, there is no beginning nor end of this meditative reflection on the fate of imaginary trees.