Through this Darkness
Examining the possibility of a fully quantified world leading to the quantization of identities and the disappearance of what cannot be measured.
All visual effects were programmed using machine learning; Mask R-CNN (Region-Convolutional Neural Network) for object detection and DCGAN (Deep Convolutional Generative Adversarial Network) for face generation along with OpenCV for face tracking.
From Tee Byford's website:
“This song is a lament on mortality and battles with personal plights. It is a yearning for a sound mind, a yearning to free ones self of their inner turmoil and to overcome the chains of trauma.”
Working with Tony Njoku’s track ‘Through this Darkness’, the film explores the inherently bias nature of Artificial intelligence, alongside the songs themes of mortality, identity and forbidden fruits. Amongst the lyrical narratives it produces an unnerving commentary on the racial prejudices embedded in today’s emerging technologies.
Directed/Edited by Tee Byford
DOP/Grade by Alex Layton
Through This Darkness’ is taken from the 2nd Tony Njoku LP, H.P.A.C. out on Silent Kid Records.