archive.dweller draws from the Centraal Museum's dataset of 70,000 objects. using artificial intelligence, it combines two objects from the database to create a new image.

archive.dweller is a portal to the unique mindset of this open-source AI, revealing the texts extracted by the machine from the images. The algorithmic interpretations and associations (normally concealed) of the artworks are often factually incorrect, sometimes poetic, occasionally style-breaking but above all, they are infinitely diverse.
The process of combining two artworks results in giving a contemporary twist to seventeenth-century paintings, while rietveld's chairs, for example, can suddenly take on a picturesque context.

The archive.dweller has been created by Telemagic for Centraal Museum, and you can see it as part of Collectie Centraal until 2026.