A Symphony Of Holy Machinic Dogs

A remediation of experimental cinema through networked, algorhythmic, and artificial intelligence interfaces to interrogate how an aesthetically-oriented machinic subjectivity might interpret ‘experimental/avant garde cinema’.
In the vein of Gustav Deutsch’s "Film Ist" as well as Bill Morrison’s collage films, a variety of canonical works in the history of avant grade and surrealist cinema coalesce to form a narrativity which grasps toward essences. The visual source material is interpreted by Google's Deep Dreams neural network and re-composited over its original.
Born out of Dada and Surrealist impulses, the trajectory of ‘experimental film’ leads us to our contemporary regime of post-cinematic media ecology. A digital landscape of computational processes. If Dada and Surrealism were interested in drawing insights toward the irrational core of subjective-subconscious, Then here we are asking: How might a computer’s dream look, sound, and feel?
Sound - Matthew Finch
Montage - Jeremy Knickerbocker

  • Matt Finch
    Musical Score
  • Jeremy Knickerbocker
    Director, Editor
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    Collage film, Surrealism
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 18 seconds
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