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 an identical development with movies, and he’s formally into that undertaking with the discharge on November 4th with “Lonesome Freeway Famous person,” 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 expertise, each within the animation and the morphing of the faces. “Lonesome Freeway Famous person” is the primary, nevertheless, that’s virtually completely 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 Steady Diffusion AI picture era. Between the 2 strategies, the crew created a video that feels each surreal and hyperreal, with trippy, abstrac types morphing into photorealistic characters and vice versa.
The inspiration for this, in accordance with Ianuzzi, was a kind of space-themed model of The Highway Warrior.
My preliminary thought for a video was a ‘Highway Warrior’-type video with a beat up automotive on a desert freeway. After I considered this and noticed what Serkan andİlke did with AI in making the video “for March of Insanity,” I assumed it was time to seek for one thing completely different. I assumed, 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 attempting to connote within the observe as properly, with the extra formless visuals being stunning and awe-inspiring however finally chilly and sterile, particularly as soon as the POV shifts to the human types. 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 photos not being practically as spectacular because the extremely styled “area” photos, there’s extra of a connection to them than the rest within the video, and it appears far too brief 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, every other types of intelligence, whether or not terrestrial or further? 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 continuously attain out for extra, whether or not it’s AI, area, and even simply searching 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 Famous person” 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.