Salvador Dali Lives: Surrealist once said in an interview: “In general, I believe in death, but in Dali’s death – absolutely not.” Now the Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida, is working to fulfill his prophecy.
Selfie with Salvador Dali
The exhibition called Dali Lives was organized by the advertising agency Goodby, Silverstein & Partners (GS & P). It recreated the artist in full growth, using a machine-based video editing technique.
They took archival footage from the interview as a basis, processed more than 6,000 frames and used 1,000 hours of machine learning to train the AI algorithm.
Then Dali’s face was superimposed on an actor with the same body proportions, and the quotes from his interviews and letters were synchronized with the voice actor who could imitate his accent.
Dali appears in front of visitors when they click on the doorbell on the booth where it is located. He tells them stories from his life. Sometimes people catch him reading a new issue of The New York Times or creating another masterpiece. If it is raining outside, he will comment on the weather. He will also invite visitors to take a selfie, which will send directly to their smartphones.
Dali Lives opens on May 11 as a permanent exhibition dedicated to its 115th anniversary.
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