Video: Women of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick

This is the result of my first experiment using AI for image creation.

All of the imagery has in common an expository phrase I got from a generator.

I started writing very different combinations of AI prompts while keeping the original phrase intact within each iteration.

The result? Echoes of Constructivism, Art Deco, Impressionism, Precisionism, Futurism, Surrealism and the every-day post-apocalyptic millennial crapola. And more.

This was a spur-of-the-moment creation: I took advantage of the subject and vibe as they presented themselves until I ran out of hours on Midjourney.

I knew within just a few generated images how I would construct this video, starting with the music.

The song (“Kid From Kansas”) itself is cutting edge, even though I wrote and recorded it more than 30 years ago.

In 2023 all I had to start with was a cassette of a 2-track stereo board mix from a 1992 studio project which combined live performance, samples and loops I made from old LPs with an Akai S1000 sampler & 3 1/2″ floppy drive.

I used ripX on the 1992 board mix to reconstruct individual stems of the audio & remixed it with modern tech.

The images are presented in the order I described them to the AI, all spur-of-the-moment compositions. 

It lasts less than a minute, I suggest you watch this piece 2 times:

First time, don’t blink at all.

Second time, focus on only one of the quadrants and… don’t blink at all.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are a few of the hundreds of images I created for the project: