What You See Is What You Get
HD film, 2ch sound | work-in-progress
As our society becomes post-industial, we're ever more fragile to technological unemployment. Once we leave our jobs, will there be anything left to do, other than consume and document our consumption? How do we escape being just tourists, trapped in carefully designed experiences and apparatuses?
WYSIWYG is a film essay on the forms of work provided by new technologies.
narrative VR | work-in-progress
The players find themselves in a dark forest after briefly seeing a van crashing into a fence. As they step out of the car and enters the secluded area, the car becomes water and so do they. Signs point to a way out, but none is to be found.
This Place captures the memories of a person employed in a Silicon Valley giant, unable to escape a system that devours everyone and everything.
Buffer Zone Blues
HD film, 5.1ch sound | work-in-progress
In the 1950s, the United States created a list of over 1,100 nuclear targets in the Eastern Bloc. This film visualizes them in hypnotic fragments of satellite imagery, along with an essay on being at mercy of automated systems.
The visuals are created by Google Maps API and complex compositing in Nuke.
The Church of Man
generative artwork | work-in-progress
A TV screen displays a puddle reflecting the world moving around it, while a voice (seemingly coming from nowhere) implores the viewer to search for deeper meaning within themself. The viewer is asked to focus on his forgotten divine power.
The work uses machine learning to create new religious texts out of old ones, establishing a view of humans as the ultimate rulers of the universe.
The Stable Genius
generative artwork | 2018
The work uses machine learning in a similar way as smartphones do when they predict text while their user types. The app analyzes current political discourse available online, and from it new sentences are generated and displayed, uncovering the repressed and the unnoticed and creating poetry from fiery speeches.
The app runs on a Python backend and the visuals are provided by a Pure Data composition.
Artful, Spacious Room in City Center
installation | 2018
As spaces for art become rare in city centers around the world, it's time for us to discuss the future of cities under the influence of new technologies.The Pokoje Festival is organized each year as the showcase of art schools from the Czech Republic, and my classmates and I were assigned a room, which we decided to turn into an authentic Airbnb listing with "a chic mix of modern and vintage furniture" gone horribly wrong.
The installation is at the same time documentary and fictional, creating a dystopian picture of the time we live in.
HD film, 2ch sound | 17 min | 2017
In a fully automated society, a smart assistant who helped build the current regime decides to join a resistance group and start a revolution. Will she succeed? What was she waiting for this whole time? And is she even human anymore?
The film was created using public domain archive footage and multiple algorithmic processes, including deep learning, generative music programming, and editing with Python. The reproduced story was inspired by Kurt Vonnegut's novel Player Piano.
The Forms of Utility
HD film, 2ch sound | 9 min | 2017
A short film essay analyzing a landscape shaped by religion, capital, and war. The film blurs the line between memory and history, only to reveal their cyclicity.
The focus of this work is the mistreatment of the modernist architecture of Zilina, a small town in Slovakia, built by a growing Jewish minority in the 1920s and 30s and by new settlers from rural areas in the 50s and 70s. Their tastes and ideologies have been visibly projected onto the town.
The End Is Near
generative artwork | 2016
The apocalypse is constantly present in our collective consciousness – with all the recent news pointing to it and Hollywood blockbusters priming us to start rebuilding once it comes and some of us manage to survive. The End Is Near tries to tap into this fear we share. Every time someone tweets the string “the end is near”, the app gets the user’s current location and finds what the sky above them looks like on Google StreetView.
The application was written in Processing and it uses Google and Twitter APIs. It runs on a networked Raspberry Pi.
HD film, 2ch sound | 5 min | 2016
The present carries a significant promise – after thousands of years, we are finally about to be liberated from the shackles of labor. All of us are bound to be transformed into creators, thanks to ubiquitous technology that we can see everywhere and already use. But we might have to be careful with observation, as our technology always looks back.
The film was made using cheap stock imagery and a narrator from an underpaid freelancer service.