Jarkko Räsänen’s Altlanti screened in the shorts film competition of Split Film Festival

Jarkko Räsänen’s Altlanti (2023) is screened in the short film competition of the Split Film Festival, held from October 12–21 2023 in Croatia.

How would the AI imagine a collective performance in the lost Atlantis? An etude with Stable Diffusion AI about conceptions of human bodies in a nearly Utopian setting somewhere lost in time and space. The still images created with a standard neural network set taught with the generic content of the internet have been animated and accompanied by atmospheric ambient music by the artist himself.

Jarkko Räsänen (born 1984 in Finland) is an artist working with photography, moving image, and sound art. His work is computer-based, using algorithms that create new visuals from already existing images and moving images. He is interested in questioning the realism connected to image files that we consume by deconstructing them in the spirit of glitch art – despite this his work is more related to conceptual art via the strict structural operations he uses in programming them, rather than to errors.
He wishes to bridge the coder-aesthetics to the traditions of experimental cinema and informalist & impressionist painting. He graduated from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Time and Space Art department in 2011. Räsänen’s moving image works have been presented in various venues including CCA Derry / Londonderry, Anthology Archives NY, Videotage HK, Ars Electronica, Brooklyn Film Festival FRACTO Berlin and Prague Biennale.

Split Film Festival, October 12–21 2023, Croatia

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