It’s Not Our Duty
video, 09:33, 2020
The work stages a speculative dialogue between two AI entities – a Discriminator and a Generator – engaged in a discussion about the meaning of reality. Generative adversarial network (GAN) is used both as a building material and as a narrative device for the video. The work addresses the consequences in the usage of new technologies in our society: the rapid achievements in the past decades had transformed the way we spread information and think about politics, shaping alongside even the structure of our reality and the concept of Truth. Whereas technology itself is not to blame, the urgent question is about the methodologies of our practices, and the perils of relying too much on the new “intelligent” tools.
Dario Di Paolantonio (IT)
Dario Di Paolantonio is a writer, researcher and filmmaker. His work tackles philosophical questions by inquiring into contemporary issues, focusing on media landscapes and the worlds beyond humans. Drawing from metaphysics, semiotics and literature, he builds his conceptual frameworks with different techniques, in the form of video-essays and strong narratives. He graduated in 2021 at the Non Linear Narrative Master at the Royal Academy of Art, in The Hague.