In Pryings:VMM (video motion magnification), Vito Acconci's classic work, Pryings (1971), is appropriated and updated for the era of artificial intelligence. AI amplifies the implicit motion it "sees" in his struggle to open his partner's eyes. Combined with a heavily abstracted and granularized reimagining of Iggy Pop's, Search and Destroy, the work focuses our attention on the coercion, violation, resistance, and ultimate acquiescence embodied in our relations with technology.
Medium: 2:49 video, Artificial Intelligence using Learning-based Video Motion Magnification applied to Vito Acconci's Pryings (1971). Scaling using Real-ESRGAN.
Dimensions: variable, 16 x 9 @ HD resolution