Highway Scene

[2021] video

Highway Scene is a video where 1 minute of driving has been interpolated using a machine learning algorithm into a 30 minute slow motion video. Throughout the video subtle artifacts reveal discontinuities between how the algorithm conceptualizes continuity as a feature of images vs how continuity is conceptualized by an embodied experience.

Inspired by the video sequences shot during Learning from Las Vegas and its lineage to Ed Rusha’s Every Building on the Sunset Strip, Highway Scene repositions this inquiry of how the chimeric gaze from automobiles augments the scale and tempo of urban scenes onto the contemporary post-human image infrastructure.