2020, generative audiovisual work [duration variable]

??/01/21 - premiered by Bastard Assignments online (London, UK).


'THISPERSONDOESNOTEXIST' is a generative audiovisual work that explores the uncanny, accountability and imperceivable work.


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 blur together in surprising ways as meaning is learnt and rebuilt.



Concept, sound, text, video editing, programming - MICHAELBRAILEY
Performance, sound/image input dataset - Bastard Assignments (Timothy Cape, Edward Henderson, Caitlin Rowley, Josh Spear)
StyleGAN-2-based neural network - Laura Ibáñez

Voices developed using software by

Commissioned by Bastard Assignments for Lockdown Jams. Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.