28th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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The Artist in the Machine
The Artist in the Machine
The Artist in the Machine
The Artist in the Machine

The Artist in the Machine

director: Claudia Larcher
original title: The Artist in the Machine
country: Austria
year: 2022
running time: 3 min.


The image of a shabby façade, whose transformations are set in motion by artificial intelligence, loses one clue after another and ruthlessly tests our ability to recognise shape. The film was co-created with Claudia Larcher by Generator and Discriminator, neural networks that fed off the paper collages Baumeister (2011–2021), which Larcher created from clippings from architectural magazines. A soundtrack of unstable rippling images was derived by “helpers” called Dynascore and Imaginary Soundscape.

“I think the screen is a heterotopia in and of itself, a space that becomes “other” and inserts itself into our living environment.”

Quote source: niio


Claudia Larcher (born 1979) creates experimental films, photo collages and installations. She explores new ways of storytelling. Her work, which has been presented at numerous festivals and exhibitions including the Centre Pompidou in Paris and Anthology Film Archives in New York, is characterised by an interest in the ability of space to tell and invent stories.

more about film

director: Claudia Larcher
producer: Claudia Larcher
Ministerstvo kultury
Fond kinematografie
Creative Europe Media
Město Jihlava
Kraj Vysočina
Česká televize
Český rozhlas