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Estuas

World Premiere

Director: Michael Hofmann

United States, 2021, 5 min

Shooting Format:Digital

Festival Year:2022

Category:Experimental

Genres:GANs, Machine Learning, AI

Crew:Producer: Michael Hofmann. Producer: Michael Hofmann

Email:mikehofmann.mail AT gmail.com

Web:www.estuas.com/

Synopsis

Estuas explores a parallel world of artificial intelligence and generative transmissions of life from estuarine ecosystems as a metaphor for synthesis.

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About the director

Michael Hofmann is an artist and filmmaker working collaboratively with artificial intelligence (AI) at the intersection of media, infrastructure systems, and society. Hofmann’s research and filmmaking practice delve into the emergent qualities of AI technologies that transform the landscape of personal reality. Data, property, and system networks provide the terrain for creative exploration while reflecting on questions related to land, water, and interplanetary species. Previous experiences in information technologies and software systems administration influence Hofmann's ongoing studio practice.

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Filmmaker's note

Estuas explores a parallel world of artificial intelligence and generative transmissions of life from estuarine ecosystems as a metaphor for synthesis. Live satellite signals are recomposed from space broadcasts to structure a soundscape eclipsed by silence. The satellite remapping of image details collides with multidimensional formed creatures allowing convergence to occur between sonic and image. This multilayered experience culminates in the emergence of synthetic macrocosm and microcosmic amalgamations emblematic of systems teeming with life.

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