28th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
Me, Myself and I
director: Claudia Larcher
original title: Me, Myself and I
running time: 5 min.
synopsisThe oppressive stream of seamless transformation of one photographic portrait from the artist's home archive to another – from a baby to an adult and back again somehow – shows the fragility and elusiveness of an identity that remains – or does not remain? – identical across transformations. The indistinct boundary between growth and decay is the subject of GAN (Generative Adversarial Network), which Claudia Larcher has saturated with 350 photographs of her face, accompanied by a collage of snippets from identity conversations she has had with various chatbots.
“I also experiment with the audience, namely whether they perceive something as real or how far I can go until they recognize the ‘fake’.”
Quote source: niio
biographyAustrian multimedia artist Claudia Larcher (born 1979) critically engages artificial intelligence, which she perceives as an experimental tool, in the creation of her animated videos, photo collages and installations. Her work is characterized by an interest in architecture and traces of history and memory, which she reveals and then reinvents with the help of digital manipulation. She is a recent recipient of the Austrian Art Award in Artistic Photography (2023).
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