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Moving Image Design

Iisa A. Michael (iisa)

iisa (b. August 10, 1996) is an Interaction Designer working across new media, experimental video art and experience design ranging from physical materials to digital tools.

Her practice is situated in the field of Human Computer Interaction, whilst she’s particularly interested in directing meaningful experiences pushing traditional boundaries whilst challenging our perceptions. She graduated with a MSc in Interaction Design before joining the MA in Information Experience Design in the pathway of Moving Image Design at the Royal College of Art in London.


//Screenings and Awards

International Short Film Festival of Cyprus, 2017 (Honorary Distinction)

Kingman International Film Festival, AZ, United States, 2018 (Award Winner)

International Short Film Festival of Cyprus, 2018

Cyprus Short Film Day, The May Fair, Mayfair, London, 2018

Show Location: Battersea campus: Studio Building, Ground floor

Seeing art and design as a way of life, I create work out of pure enjoyment and curiosity. My practice is an examination of the different forms of ordinary objects perceived and presented with various materials and media. Thoughts, questions, and ideas are constantly emerging from my surroundings and I am dedicated to make the ordinary extraordinary and deliver it for all to see.

I create artwork to be communicated as a holistic experience. Designing experiences to communicate forms of art and information is a wondrous ability that can elevate human feelings and emotions. A beautiful marriage of raw art and technology, that aims to transfer a sacred aura to its audience, to teach and embrace a story in a conceptual context of artworks.

Clay sculptures inspired by the AI-generated images of a model trained on my childhood archive.
After creating these sculptures, I wanted to introduce them to an environment where I myself would travel to the future to navigate through these triggers. The short film is an experiment in my practise where I enter this uncertain space with curiosity eager to discover this new reality. The film is surreal; I find myself sleeping; dreaming in this new space whilst time flows constantly in the future.

Can Artificial Intelligence predict our future memories? As we experience our past through objects, FUTURE MEMORIES propose new objects to experience and imagine our future.

By processing my digitised childhood archive through an Artificial Intelligence algorithm, I aim to investigate whether AI can predict our future memories I built and trained an AI model using my own sentimental objects, such as photos, documents, 2D and 3D objects.

I brought those AI outputs to life, transforming them into small sculptures.

Medium:

Mixed media
Digitised personal archiveIt always felt that my memories were locked behind certain keys. These memories could come back to me through my most precious objects. Tangible, physical objects: an elementary school notebook, a ticket from a memorable concert, childhood photographs, my favourite wooden horse miniature, a pink necklace gifted from a dear friend, a romantic love note from him.
A collection of my childhood memories processed through an AI algorithm.
I used AI to generate new narratives for each clay sculpture. The database is based on over 100 stories from quora - on online community platform. I collected lots and lots of nice stories from anonymous people, describing their favourite objects and the memories they have with them.
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Story#3

"Future memories" attempts to take the reader into a journey where we explore together the meaning of our sentimental objects and how they can predict the future.

This book includes a series of speculative stories generated by the AI.

Medium:

Book

Size:

5×8 in

Medium:

Riso zine

Size:

5.8 x 8.3 in