Synchronise Your Dream

Synchronise Your Dream is a film co-created with Open AI’s latest API language model GPT-3 (Generative Pre-training Transformer), which generates natural language when triggered with input prompts and pruning techniques to steer the direction of the feedback loops. The aim of the project is to imagine a synthesis of intelligences and consciousness beyond anthropocentric perspectives. We are all constantly changing the world around us, and the world is changing us. The format of the film challenges the cinema of the interface, bringing together live footages, animations, gaming technologies and 16mm cameraless films. The narratives derive from improvised dream exchange sessions with GPT-3. Challenging traditional forms of story telling, the piece weaves mythology and technology, straddling meanings and feelings - bodily experience without bodies. The soundscapes are produced with live coding sound generation technology, exploring the simulated multiverse of machine generated environments.

  • Xiyao Chen
  • Xiyao Chen
  • Xiyao Chen
  • Joanne Chan
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Short, Web / New Media
  • Runtime:
    13 minutes 14 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 11, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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Director Biography - Xiyao Chen

Xiyao Chen is an artist, filmmaker and architect based in London. Her works explore the simulated hybrid environments where human, machine and nature coexist interdependently, among which distinctions between the organism and machine, physical and virtual have become increasingly leaky.

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