Nouf Aljowaysir

Ana Min Wein (Where am I From)?

In this visual diary from New York-based artist Nouf Aljowaysir, an AI assistant attempts to support her journey to learn more about her heritage, only to discover the limitations and stereotypes ingrained in machine learning.

This work is part of the PATH AI commissions created by artists and researchers Nouf Aljowaysir, Juan Covelli, and Chris Zhongtian Yuan for the PATH-AI residency programme. The works reflect on the creative potential, challenges and limitations of human-AI relationships.


Ana Min Wein (Where Am I From?) combines film footage, movie clips, old family photos and Google Images to meditate on migration and memory using the tools of AI. Placing the AI voice alongside her own, Aljowaysir traces her immigration path to the US and her family's migration history throughout Saudi Arabia and Iraq.

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New York-based new media artist Nouf Aljowaysir explores the effects of future-facing technologies on humans and society.

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    Cinematographer, Creative Consultant & Advisor:

    Sarra'a Alshehhi

    Producer, Editor, Cinematography & Sound Design:

    Nicolás Escarpentier


    Noura Adel

Somerset House Team


    Marie McPartlin (Director of Studios), Emma Hannon (Head of Studios), Ruth Lie (Senior Creative Producer), Leonara Manyangadze (Senior Programmer), Huw Thomas (Producer), Laurent John (Somerset House Studios Programme Coordinator), Harry Leek (Studio Coordinator), Eno Inwang (Studios & Digital Administrator)


    Estela Oliva (Head of Digital), Helena Geilinger (Digital Producer), Patricia Hernandez Colin (Production Assistant), Anna Dobos (Filmmaker)


  • Supported by the Economic and Social Research Council.
  • Commissioned by Somerset House in partnership with The Alan Turing Institute and UAL Creative Computing Institute.
  • Developed in residence at Somerset House Studios

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