Contagion post human - Trailer is part of a new series called Post human media by Damjanski and Barbosa where they utilize Bye Bye Camera technology. The application uses neural networks to erase humans from the picture, while the camera keeps some human traces. Barbosa and Damjanski compare these visual traces to surreal artifacts of a speculative scenario that is post-human. As the name suggests, the video is the trailer for the upcoming full feature film Contagion post human (1h 46min). They run the Bye Bye Camera technology over the thriller Contagion by Steven Soderbergh, which was released in 2011. It is about a pandemic triggered by a new, deadly virus.
Barbosa is an artist/technologist whose field of choice is poetic computation. He breaks things to know how they work, when he assembles them there’s always something missing.
Damjanski is an artist living in a browser. Concerned with themes of power, poetry and participation, he investigates black box approaches in our everyday lives.