Assimilation Video

An experimental video combining elements of AI generated art with original art, digital and stop motion animation.

Most of the backgrounds and some of the objects were created by online AI art tool Midjourney. After a few experiments generating various scenes I decided to incorporate them in an animation exploring the role of AI in our near future. I believe the technique has parallels in surrealist techniques of automatic art, frottage and dreamwork etc. The AI is training itself on a vast pool of images already created by humans, almost like a subconcious resevoir which we direct the ‘AI’ to draw from using key words and phrases. I found the process very stimulating, and there’s a lot to discuss in terms of validity and creativity.