Zizi & Me - Anything you can do (I Can Do Better)
by Jake Elwes
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For the New Now section of the fair, Zizi & Me by Jake Elwes uses cabaret and musical theatre to challenge narratives surrounding AI and society. As part of The Zizi Project (2019 - ongoing), Zizi & Me explores the intersections of drag performance and AI using neural networks and deep-fake technology. A double act
between drag queen Me the Drag Queen and a deepfake (AI) clone of Me the Drag Queen. Elwes trained a neural network on filmed footage. This network learned to construct a virtual body that can be controlled by feeding it new reference movements.
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