Media Artist and HfG graduate Michail Rybakov shows his first results in using neural networks to remove human bodies from videos.  


Michail Rybakov uses neural networks to recognize and remove human bodies from videos while, at the same time, letting the neural networks to fill the void that the bodies have left behind.

His work with Artificial Intelligence formulates a critique on processes of externalisation: it seems that not just our bodily actions are transferred to tools, but also decision-making processes are increasingly computed by AI. AI renders the traditional, perceivable image of what constitutes a human body obsolete, according to him: “It seems oddly fitting in that case, for disembodied neural networks to remove our outdated bodily image”, he says.