Manufacturing Landscapes

Kai Luen Liang


A short film investigating the metaphors of vision and landscapes used in Chinese surveillance hardware branding.  Uses various Generative Adversarial Networks(GAN)/ machine learning image synthesis techniques to generate material related to vision and changing landscapes from traditional Chinese landscape brush paintings.  Also looks at word associations with images by using text descriptions to generate images.   The images generated were then used as "found footage" for the film.