This experimental animation by Max Hattler approaches Hong Kong’s built environment from the conceptual perspective of celluloid film, by applying the technique of film animation to the photographic image. The city’s signature architecture of horizon-eclipsing housing estates is reimagined as parallel rows of film strips: Serial Parallels.
Sibyl is a piece exploring the self-fulfilling prophecy of prediction. The video was created using volumetric capture and GAN to explore the concept of intentionality and question the looping mirroring predictability of AI and machine learning, not as a predictive tool, but rather, as a consolidation engine. In Greek mythology, the Sibyl was a prophetess, an oracle, a seeress; usually female, acting as the “mouth” and “voice of God”. By Marta Di Francesco