THISPERSONDOESNOTEXIST

2021, generative audiovisual work [duration variable]

26/03/21-02/04/21 - premiered online via Bastard Assignments' Instagram account @bastard_assignments (London, UK).

'THISPERSONDOESNOTEXIST' is a generative audiovisual work that explores the uncanny, accountability and imperceivable work. Its title is taken from the website of the same name www.thispersondoesnotexist.com.

Unreal AI-generated people trained off of datasets provided by the performers are pressured into being. With faulty voices and malfunctioning faces they protest their existence, origin and autonomy to the founders of the tech start-up who made it possible for them to come into existence. The identities of all involved converge in surprising ways as meaning is learnt and rebuilt.

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Credits:

Concept, audio/video, text, Max & AR programming - MICHAELBRAILEY

Performance, sound/image dataset - Bastard Assignments (Timothy Cape, Edward Henderson, Caitlin Rowley, Josh Spear)

StyleGAN2-based neural network - Laura Ibáñez

Voices developed using software at www.resemble.ai

Commissioned by Bastard Assignments (London, UK) as part of their online series Lockdown Jams. Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.