Recoding Art

  • Bruno Moreschi, Gabriel Pereira
  • Brazil
  • 2019
  • 15 min
  • World Premiere
  • IDFA Competition for Short Documentary, DocLab Domesticating Reality, IDFA DocLab Spotlight
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In this carefully composed film, the camera appears to wander casually through the Van Abbemuseum in the Dutch city of Eindhoven. Along with the artworks, intriguing phrases and keywords appear, sometimes in images, sometimes in audio, spoken by Lisa the computer.

Digital media researcher Gabriel Pereira and visual artist Bruno Moreschi decided to present 654 works of art from the Van Abbemuseum to seven commercial artificial intelligences, which were trained to interpret images. The AIs prove primarily to see the artworks as products. “Our list of results looked like an IKEA shopping cart,” the researchers say. This creates a sobering and entertaining game of words and images that takes you out of your comfort zone. “Much like art, Artificial Intelligence often offers us the unexpected. We’re searching for these moments.”

But wait a minute—wasn’t the AI trained by people? Moreschi and Pereira then show up with an unexpected trump card. What happens if they play the same game with human intelligence?

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Recoding Art (Shorts: Automated Lives)
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Thu 21 November - 21:30 - 23:21
Tuschinski 6

Recoding Art (DocLab: Exhibition)
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Discover 30+ interactive artworks, VR installations and AI experiments. Free admission.

Fri 22 November - 11:00 - 21:00
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Recoding Art (Shorts: Automated Lives)
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Sat 23 November - 10:45 - 12:23
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Recoding Art (DocLab: Exhibition)
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Sat 23 November - 11:00 - 21:00
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Recoding Art (DocLab: Exhibition)
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Sun 24 November - 11:00 - 21:00
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Recoding Art (DocLab: Exhibition)
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Mon 25 November - 11:00 - 21:00
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Recoding Art (DocLab: Exhibition)
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Tue 26 November - 11:00 - 21:00
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Recoding Art (DocLab: Exhibition)
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Wed 27 November - 11:00 - 21:00
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Recoding Art (Recoding Art & The Man with the Golden Soles)
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Wed 27 November - 21:30 - 22:59
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Recoding Art (Shorts: Automated Lives)
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Wed 27 November - 21:30 - 23:01
Tuschinski 3

Recoding Art (DocLab: Exhibition)
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Thu 28 November - 11:00 - 21:00
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Fri 29 November - 11:00 - 21:00
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Sat 30 November - 11:00 - 21:00
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Recoding Art (Shorts: Automated Lives)
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Sun 1 December - 10:00 - 11:21
Tuschinski 5

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Sun 1 December - 11:00 - 18:00
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Credits

  • 15 min
  • color
  • DCP
  • Spoken languages: English
  • Subtitles in: English
Director
Bruno Moreschi, Gabriel Pereira
Production
Fernanda Pessoa / Pessoa Producoes
Cinematography
Rodrigo Levy
Animation
Guilherme Falcão, Ricardo Monteiro
Editing
Luara Oliveira
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IDFA history

2019
World Premiere
IDFA Competition for Short Documentary
DocLab Domesticating Reality
IDFA DocLab Spotlight

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