It Will Be Fine, engages with the language of visual representation through the combined media of painting, photography, and artificial intelligence (Ai) together with images from the Special Collection picture archive in Bergen. To reflect on the ways in which meaning, and memory are constructed and conveyed through visual forms and systems of knowledge.
Through photography, which captures moments, provides a glimpse, and creates assumptions of objective reality with the inherent subjectivity in the act of framing and capturing an image. In parallel, painting is used and defined by its inherent subjective interpretations and historical precedents to disrupt and reflect on the role of aesthetics within representation.
Ai is combined to add a further layer to "It Will Be Fine" by using generative image algorithms to analyse and reinterpret specific images from the image archive to disrupt traditional and preconceived notions of this data.
Through these methods, the approach is to invite new readings of the biases and limitations embedded within a particular cultural heritage. It invites viewers to critically engage with identified conflicts in the constructed nature of visual forms and knowledge systems, particularly within dominant colonial narratives and their contested histories.
Ultimately, the aim is to offer a reflection on the ways in which meaning is constructed and read in visual forms, to encourage and revise the assumptions of certain dominant narratives that shape our understanding of the world and how we actively participate in the language of representation, It Will Be Fine.