SurvivalGAN: A Queer Information Film was a prototype for an AI-generated video, commissioned by the Exeter Northcott Theatre. Using text created collaboratively with a group of queer performers and a model trained on thousands of images of mirror balls, viruses and exploding planets, the project teased out parallels (and disjunctures) between the queer community’s ability to adapt, evolve, and survive a pandemic at the macro scale and the coronavirus’s own processes of mutation, adaptation, and survival at the molecular scale.

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