NOT ONLY FILM...
Directed by Artificial Intelligence
Jeppe Lange, Denmark, 2022, 13'
Abyss is a chain of 10.000 images found through Google’s reverse image search. The visual development is based on the misunderstandings that happen in the AI’s reading of the image material. The AI doesn’t care about scale, emotions or context but are only interested in patterns, colours and correlations.
We are watching a primal chaos before the creation of an artificial consciousness.
And the awakening consciousness is looking back at us as a species.
Drawing inspiration from his videoworks "Abyss" and "Ripples," Jeppe Lange will provide insights into his utilization of Artificial Intelligence as a creative tool in the context of filmmaking. He will also offer a beginner-friendly introduction to neural networks and their role in the process, shedding light on how AI-driven systems like Midjourney and Stable Diffusion transform text into visual elements.
Finally, we'll look ahead to explore some of the upcoming technologies that will probably revolutionize the future of filmmaking.
New order, old borders
Slovenian Cinematheque, Caffe San Marco
A discussion with Dimiter Kenarov, journalist, writer and professor in the Department of Journalism at the American University in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria.
Every period in history has its own borders, both physical and psychological. Sometimes they expand, in times of radical political change, and sometimes they stagnate or even contract. One day we have a vision of the future and the next day our only possible horizon is the past; one day we experience time as moving forward and then we enter a cyclical pattern, where everything feels exactly and terribly the same.
How does our shifting perception of borders, and of time itself, affect the social and political order? Could it be that, despite the quick technological advances of our age, we've become stuck in one place.