AI Generated Short Movie | 2023
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The Artificial Conjuring Circle is an AI generated short movie which explores the machine gaze and non-human agency to create speculative fabulations from the Novacene, a new era of collaboration between humans and non-humans towards earthly survival and deceleration of the forthcoming extinction of organic life as we know it.
New systems of post-scarcity based on enhancing human self-realisation, cybernetic ecologies, and numerous new possibilities are attainable, but on one condition: overcoming the anthropocentric vision, accepting the current human status as an evolutionary step towards a new world shaped for synthetic living forms.
In her video works Braga appropriates vibes originating from internet subcultures, exploring tropes and speculations such as cursed images, backrooms, and meme culture:
“On the one hand, the videos show images of deserted spaces as if made by surveillance cameras; on the other hand, they show journeys through digital, litigating spaces. The representations seem shapeshifting, dissolving objects and architecture, both horizontally and vertically; they switch again and again from an exterior space perspective into the inner life of the machine. The view leads from the surrounding space into the hardware and the program – and back again. Wires, objects, signs, symbols and meanings alternate with each other. The absence of people always awakens a feeling of there-used-to-be-something.“ — Tanja Brandmayr, Versorgerin #137, March 2023
S()fia Braga, Felt Cursed Might Delete Later, Solo show at Atelierhaus Salzamt, Linz, 2023. Exhibition photos by Indiara di Benedetto. Robot Performance by Amir Bastan (Creative Robotics).