Lendlease unveils world-first AI project for Darling Quarter North, Sydney by VANDAL

Lendlease unveils world-first AI project for Darling Quarter North, Sydney by VANDAL

Commissioned by Lendlease, ‘Natural Rhythms of Australia’ is a world-first, feature length, generative AI digital art exhibition created by VANDAL AI ATELIER for Darling Quarter North.

‘Natural Rhythms of Australia’ was commissioned for the redevelopment of Darling Quarter North and is presented on a state-of-the-art, 47 sqm ultra high-definition LED array, visible from multiple viewpoints around the precinct.

“‘Natural Rhythms of Australia’ was created over the course of a year and utilises a bespoke set of artificial intelligence tools developed exclusively by VANDAL,” said VANDAL Creative Director, Chris Scott.

“The result is a world-first in smooth, ultra-high resolution motion digital art, created using generative artificial intelligence,” said Executive Director of Creative Strategy, Emile Rademeyer.

“Featuring over 130 minutes of generative motion digital art, it tells the story of Australia’s flora, fauna and climate across changing seasons,” added Executive Producer, Tracey Taylor.

“The 12 month-long motion art exhibition is a captivating ecological journey through natural and environmental events in Australia.”

“Across 4 films, ‘Natural Rhythms of Australia’ depicts sequential changes and triggers that occur at specific times of the yearly cycle. All generated by means of VANDAL’s custom AI toolset.”

“From subtle transformations in the air and soil, specific plant flowerings and fruitings, to noticeable quirks in animal behaviour, the art shows that our seasons are not constrained 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 the life on it, has existed.”

VANDAL Animation AI Lead, Joseph Pole explained, “AI algorithms, responsible for the generation of the art itself, work from a huge set of unique and custom-trained imagery.

“Our process of machine learning involved training our AI model with thousands of bespoke, curated images. Our 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 concluded, “VANDAL’s AI ATELIER’ is born out of our passion for creativity, art and technology.”

“As this mind-bending technology changes and evolves, VANDAL is relishing the challenge of harnessing AI as another production tool and partner in our creative arsenal.”

‘Natural Rhythms of Australia’ is currently on display to the public at Darling Quarter North and will run for the next 12 months.