Created: 2022-09

Genre: Animation

Material: AI

Duration: 9 minutes


Dreams have this familiar yet strange feeling. You sometimes remember them, but not the details, like a movie, but with poor picture quality .It is sometimes the same with memory. They change with time and our mind fills in the details lost in the neural network.


The hypnotic rhythm of image to image and the condition of the original material made Claude Lelouch's iconic artwork "C'était un rendez-vous" suitable for a "remix". The material of him was further fragmented. Then it was run through a GAN (STFGAN) trained on an image set of cities to upscale the material to 4k. Due to the missing information in the frames, the GAN fills in the details with the previously trained model. The sound, which has been taken from the original footage and re-sampled, and the dubbing voice are placed in to give the film a dreamlike atmosphere.


As technology advances in AI imagery and the sophistication of reality cloning increases, the relationship with our memory and dreams becomes more schizophrenic. If everything can be created, what does our remembered reality mean?


French Voice - Anne-Axelle Bouilly


Dialog Regie - Marina Lemme


Exhibited:


The Shapes of Things to Come

2022 - Vienna Bio Center - Curated by Christiane Hütter - Vienna / Austria

The Shapes of Things to Come

2022 - Ars Electronica Garden - Curated by Christiane Hütter - Linz / Austria


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