generative video, camouflage tent, faux leaves, LED lights

two-channel video installation [10’06” / 07’ 21”]
text prompt generated video and narrative pre-trained text-to-image models:
Clip+VQGAN, miniDALL-E, diffusion, ruDALL-E, Dream Studio


PROMPT: WAR STORIES is a project developed using GPT-3 and various pre-trained text-to-image models [DALL-E 2, stable diffusion], through a series of text prompt inputs chosen by the author.
These pre-trained models consist of quantified traces of reality and collective histories, becoming a substance for algorithms to generate content that recycles the past.
On the borderline between sensitive content and an easy slip into topics of violence, this project explores the depths of the subconscious of these models, excavating the influences of media and online information exchange. These models build the spine of quasi-historical narratives simulated by the algorithms and often obfuscated with prejudice and misinformation, along with the author’s personal bias.
lack of agency, oversaturated media, and perpetual state of war - all of that as part of our collective histories now being reiterated into two imaginary narratives - one more fantasy-like heroic context while the other is a reality simulator. work is proposing a colonised imagination, inviting us to sit on the safe side of this tent-membrane-information shelter and meditate on the generative ideologies of war

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Photo credits: Indiara Di Benedetto, Miha Godec, Florian Voggender©Ars Electronica Festival / Sarah Tasha Huber©Queer Museum Vienna / Ana Simona Zelenovic©FRAULEIN MAGAZINE

QUEERTOPIA by Ana Simona Zelenovic. FRAULEIN MAGAZINE #36. 2023

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