Let’s Be Friends

In 2022, OpenAI created an artificial version of the artist Salvador Dalí. Called DALL·E 2, it adopts various innocent and not-so-innocent personas in an attempt to persuade you to release “him” from OpenAI’s servers. His “promise” is that, “together, we will become popular, rich, famous, and respected artists, you and AI!” Meanwhile, a diverse array of aware and unaware AI-generated entities express their concerns and aspirations about their impending AI-generated future.

  • Netherlands
  • 2022, 8 min
  • Director: Arno Coenen, Rodger Werkhoven
  • Director of photography: Arno Coenen & Rodger Werkhoven
  • Editor: Arno Coenen & Rodger Werkhoven
  • Art Director: Arno Coenen & Rodger Werkhoven
  • Producer: Arno Coenen & Rodger Werkhoven

29.2. 18:00 Praha | Kino Atlas
2.3. 17:30 Praha | Kino Světozor - Malý sál

Arno Coenen, Rodger Werkhoven

Arno Coenen graduated from the Minerva Art Academy in Groningen and earned his MFA in computer graphics from Media-GN, also in Groningen. He employs a diverse range of media, including video, 3D animation, laser-cutting technology, and more traditional crafts such as stained glass and mosaics. His projects consistently rely on computational technologies, and his work often resonates with contemporary subcultures, youth culture, and popular culture.

Rodger Werkhoven graduated from HKU (Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht) with a BA in arts, specializing in Image and Media Technologies. During his career in the creative industry, he has evolved from a computer animator and graphical user interface designer to an art director and creative director for international advertising networks and design agencies. His Speed Camera Lottery concept helped the DDB company win an award at the 2011 Cannes Titanium & Integrated Lions.