“Imaginary Sunset” by Xuanyang Huang


  • ©, Xuanyang Huang, Imaginary Sunset

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    Imaginary Sunset

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    AI-generated video

Artist Statement:


    Imaginary Sunset is an AI-generated video that investigates how technology interprets collective memory experience. The machine learning model generates a set of fictional landscape pictures using a dataset of sunset and dusk photographs taken by individuals around the globe on social media platforms in 2020. It explored how artificial intelligence is being used to interrogate between reality and fake and is supposed to recreate memories about the pandemic lockdown from a machinery perspective. The dusk landscape is a typical and commonplace photographic subject. Even so, in the midst of the worldwide pandemic, it takes on a significance that cuts over cultural and political boundaries, as though as a symbol of humanity observing the times.


Additional Images:

  • ISEA2022: Huang_Imaginary Sunset: Machine Learning and Collective Memory
  • ISEA2022: Huang_Imaginary Sunset: Machine Learning and Collective Memory
  • ISEA2022: Huang_Imaginary Sunset: Machine Learning and Collective Memory

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