A YEDM favourite by now or his endlessly fascinating experimental preparations and chaotic variety each in his musical compositions and his multimedia movies, Chris Ianuzzi is now diving head-first into an space many artists are simply beginning to poke round: AI artwork and movies. Since his acclaimed Maze LP was dropped single by single ending in April of this yr, Ianizzu hinted he can be doing the same development with movies, and he’s formally into that mission with the discharge on November 4th with “Lonesome Freeway Celebrity,” the second video from the Maze mega-album.
The only “March of Insanity,” launched as a particular video that was the end result of Maze, was really the primary video on which Ianuzzi and his crew utilized AI know-how, each within the animation and the morphing of the faces. “Lonesome Freeway Celebrity” is the primary, nevertheless, that’s virtually fully A.I.-created. Made in collaboration with the identical graphic artists who labored on “March of Insanity,” İlke Köse and Ethem Serkan Sökmen, this video utilized each Disco Diffusion and Stable Diffusion AI picture technology. Between the 2 strategies, the crew created a video that feels each surreal and hyperreal, with trippy, abstrac kinds morphing into photorealistic characters and vice versa.
The inspiration for this, in response to Ianuzzi, was a kind of space-themed model of The Street Warrior.
My preliminary thought for a video was a ‘Street Warrior’-type video with a beat up automobile on a desert freeway. After I thought of this and noticed what Serkan andİlke did with AI in making the video “for March of Insanity,” I believed it was time to seek for one thing totally different. I believed, let’s put the character in area and make the journey Cosmic. I shared my ideas with them and off they went.
The video appears to seize the sense of lonliness paired with marvel Ianuzzi was making an attempt to connote within the monitor as effectively, with the extra formless visuals being lovely and awe-inspiring however finally chilly and sterile, particularly as soon as the POV shifts to the human kinds. Wearing area fits and nonetheless created by AI as they’re, the humanness of their motions and play on the “desert freeway in area” is a stark distinction to all of the viewer has seen to this point. Regardless of these photographs not being almost as spectacular because the extremely styled “area” photographs, there’s extra of a connection to them than the rest within the video, and it appears far too quick a clip.
The video ends with a query, as a warped photorealistic spaceship tries to construct and rebuild istelf again and again inside this hyperreal however clearly not actual area: will we ever have the ability to absolutely coexist with AI, or, for that matter, some other types of intelligence, whether or not terrestrial or additional? It stays to be seen at this level, however the reply will not be too far off because the technolog continues to develop. Within the meantime Ianuzzi sees all of it as the identical query: once we always attain out for extra, whether or not or not it’s AI, area, and even simply on the lookout for companionship on a desert higway, are we simply serving to extra absolutely isolate ourselves? That’s a extra everlasting query, and it appears the “Lonesome Freeway Celebrity” doesn’t have the reply fairly but.
Go to Chris Ianuzzi’s YouTube channel to see “March of Insanity” and different movies. Maze and the remainder of his discography are streamable on Spotify.