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Imaginary Sunset

AI Generative Video 

Imaginary Sunset is an AI-generated video that investigates how technology interprets collective memory experience. The machine learning model generates a set of fictional landscape pictures using a custom dataset of sunset photographs taken by individuals around the globe on social media platforms in 2020.  It attempts to transform the real, existing collective memory photographs into fictional images.

It explored how artificial intelligence is being used to interrogate the duality between reality and fake and is supposed to recreate memories about the pandemic lockdown from a machinery perspective. The sunset landscape is a typical and commonplace photographic subject. Even so, in the midst of the worldwide pandemic, it takes on a significance that cuts over cultural and political boundaries, as though as a symbol of humanity observing the times.

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