Hysteresis
movie

Hysteresis

Director: Robert Seidel

Year: 2021

Plot: Exploring the lag between recording analogue drawings and projecting them onto a queer performer to create dense feedback loops to use AI to mediate these transformative re-presentations.
Original Title: Hysteresis
Director: Robert Seidel
Producer: Robert Seidel
Type: movie
Year: 2021
Genres: Animation, Short
Cast:
Runtimes: 5
Countries: Germany
Languages: None
Sound Mix: Dolby Digital
Rating: 6.4
Votes: 20
Year: 2021
Synopsis: In tech companies, universities and artist studios, machines work through and learn the history of mankind. Copyright dissolves; distinctions between original, imitation or inferior reproduction erode. No origin, no responsibility, no clear bias - just a primordial soup that can be transformed into any form without questioning knowledge systems and hierarchies. In this silent, but radical restructuring of entire industries, the artist becomes a template of a future that is digitally assembled from a myriad of fragments of the past.In the experimental film Hysteresis, Seidel's analogue drawings and digital processing merge with the queer performance of Tsuki, whose movements improvise between Ballet, Butoh and Berlin club culture. In a fusion process, her image is recorded, fed back through Seidel's devices and then projected onto her body. In a final step, the sessions are edited and dissolved by machine-learning strategies into a constant flow of pulsating images and folded spatial configurations. The resulting Muybridgean silhouettes, baroque textures and bursting painterly structures fluctuate between the second and third dimensions, unfolding free-floating gestures that unhinge the laws of nature. Meanwhile, delicate abrasions of the pictorial frame build bridges into contradictory concatenations of reality. The soundtrack by Oval (Markus Popp) incessantly corrodes this dense web of associations, threatening to dissolve the remaining fragile points of reference.At a time when an overriding predictability is forced upon us all, the film celebrates the disruption of pattern recognition and the artistic corruption of results induced by artificial intelligence, specifically machine learning. With Hysteresis Seidel explores new grounds in his experimental practice and collaboration. Unveiling a frenetic, delicate and flamboyant visual language, that speaks to the hysteria and hysteresis in this historical moment. The artist wants to open a discourse about these unique modes of AI creation - with implications beyond the film and other media, to that singularity, where history collapses into a single point in the present.To the freedom of digital filmmaking beyond (commercial) hyperrealism!
Producer: Robert Seidel
Composer: Markus Popp
Editor: Robert Seidel
Sound Crew: David Kamp
Visual Effects: Robert Seidel
Animation Department: Robert Seidel
Art Department: Robert Seidel
Camera and Electrical Department: Robert Seidel