All the Lives
Mixed Media Installation
The mixed media installation All the Lives allows the audience to virtually experience themselves in alternative life situations. After the audience has their image taken, it is integrated into five short films using an AI algorithm (deep fake). This allows the audience to see themselves in a synthesized reality of life, for example, as senior citizens on the terrace of their sunny beach house or sitting alone at a table, trapped in a dreary office or as movie stars besieged by flashing cameras, or as athletes pummeling a punching bag. All the Lives is a philosophical machine that brings opting for a certain way of life, with all its limitations, into sharp focus while at the same time offering a projection screen for the self and potential alternate identities and all the live one could have lived.
Concept and Design: Björn Franke
Programming: Zybinska Paulina
Videos: Nadine Cocina and Björn Franke
Casting: Isabela Gygax
Actors: Tina Schmid, Christian Leugger, Teresa Matusadila Leuzinger, Rahim Lascandri, Astrid Kehl, Kurt Herzog, Kemal Dempster, Christoph Gross, Susann Klossek, Walesca Frank, Melisa Sari Arslan, Ramona Sprenger, Jemsith Regan Raveendran, June Donkor, Oliver Meier, Clifford Seidmann, Elijah Knight, Kate Tsui
Designing Undefined Perspectives, IxDA Education Summit, Zurich, Switzerland, February 25–26, 2023.
New Realities, Fantoche, 21th International Animation Film Festival, Switzerland, September 5–10, 2022.
Planet Digital, Museum of Design Zurich, Switzerland, February 11 – June 6, 2022.