A.I. made me do it: Ophelia

The work "AI made me do it: Ophelia" (2023) is an experimental video, made entirely with images created using the AI system Dalle-2 (OpenAI), with variations of one single image. The initial image was created by Dalle-2 using a text prompt asking the program to generate an Ophelia in the water with flowers. The rest of the images are variations of this first image, as created by the AI generator following different paths of variations each time. The sound was created by AI platform Melobytes, turning that same first image of Ophelia to sound. The final result is based on the randomness and fluidity of the AI generators used, leading to a surreal animation where a classic theme character (Ophelia) meets with weird dreamlike mutations and unexpected futuristic scenes. Ophelia changes identities, gender, attributes and constantly moves away from her stereotypical image and fate, in a fantasy world where everything is possible.

  • Gioula Papadopoulou
    Director
  • Project Type:
    Experimental
  • Genres:
    video art, AI, experimental, animation
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 23 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 30, 2023
  • Country of Origin:
    Greece
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Alchimies Numériques, Immix gallery
    Paris
    France
    March 30, 2023
    Official selection
  • En-trance, Group exhibition at Studio 36
    Nicosia
    Cyprus
    April 12, 2023
  • Dérapage 23, Cinémathèque québécoise
    Montreal
    Canada
    May 11, 2023
    Best AI Award
  • Coatings - VideoArt Garden, Cazarma U, Timisoara Cultural Capital of Europe 2023
    Timisoara
    Romania
    September 17, 2023
    Official selection
  • FILE Electronic Language International Festival – Interactive Singularities
    Saο Paulo
    Brazil
    July 5, 2023
    Official selection
  • Fantasia International Festival - Celluloid Experiments 2023
    Montreal
    Canada
    August 8, 2023
    Official selection
  • Mykonos Biennale 2023
    Mykonos
    Greece
    October 3, 2023
    Official selection
  • Vacations in the Subconcious - Torrance Art Museum (ΤΑΜ)
    Los Angeles
    United States
    September 5, 2023
    Official selection
Director Biography - Gioula Papadopoulou

Gioula Papadopoulou is a visual artist and art director/curator of Video Art Miden (www.festivalmiden.gr). She was born in Athens (GR) in 1974. She studied Painting at Athens School of Fine Arts (ASFA) & Conservation of Works of Art (TEI Athens) and holds an MA in Digital Arts (ASFA). Her artistic practice focuses on video art. As an artist, she has presented her work in many exhibitions, site-specific projects and video art festivals in Greece and internationally.
As a director/curator of Video Art Miden, she has organized/curated numerous screenings, exhibitions & events in Greece and has collaborated with significant festivals, museums and institutions globally, including: MOMus (Metropolitan Organization of Museums of Visual Arts of Thessaloniki), Biennale of Thessaloniki (GR), Re-Culture (GR), Now & After/ CCI Fabrika & Moscow Museum of Modern Art (RU), Videoforma/ Sergey Kuryokhin Center for Modern Art (RU), Cairo Video Festival (EG), Madatac (ESP), Espacio Enter/Tenerife Espacio de las Artes (ESP), [.BOX] Project Space & Visualcontainer (IT), Fondazione Puglisi Cosentino (IT), IFFR –International Film Festival Rotterdam (NLD), DAF (CHE), Strangloscope (BR), Torrance Art Museum (USA), Cologne OFF (DE) and many others.
Special Teaching Staff at the New Media Department of the School of Visual & Applied Arts, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.

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