video, 03:01, 2020

Ariane is a deepfake video of Ariwasabi, the world’s most famous unknown model from the Shutterstock website. Billions of people see her face on a regular basis but no one knows who she is. An image ghost. In a world where image broadcast is dictated by its usage, reality proves out to be schizophrenic. Machine learning is leading us to a future where new words can be put into speeches. Social media profile images and celebrities are transformed in to porn stars and video footage can be altered to put people in places where they never been. Leading us to believe that an event occurred in order to influence the opinion and feed one new type of invisible and unknown violence.

Rodrigo Gomes (PT)

Rodrigo Gomes is a Portuguese media artist based in Lisbon. Through audiovisual sculpture and new media, Gomes seeks to explore the space among digital and physical entities by creating a hybrid relationship between matter and images generated by computers and machine learning. His work has been exhibited widely in many countries such as China, Serbia, Greece, USA, Poland, France and Portugal. In 2021 won the D-Normal V-Essay Floating Points Award in Hong Kong, in 2020 the Black Raven Award (PT), in 2018 the Prémios Novos (PT) and in 2017 the Sonae Media Art Award (PT).

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