The surrealist once said in an interview: “In general, I believe in death, but Dali’s death is absolutely not.” Now
Selfie with Salvador Dali
The exhibition entitled Dali Lives wasorganized by the advertising agency Goodby, Silverstein & Partners (GS&P). It recreated the artist in full body using machine learning-based video editing techniques. They took archival footage from interviews, processed over 6,000 frames, and used 1,000 hours of machine learning to train the AI algorithm. Dali's face was then superimposed on an actor with the same body proportions, and quotes from his interviews and letters were synced with a voice actor who was able to imitate his accent.
Dali appears to visitors when theypress the doorbell on the booth where it is located. He tells them stories from his life. Sometimes people find him reading the latest issue of The New York Times or creating another masterpiece. If it's raining outside, he will comment on the weather. It will also invite visitors to take a selfie, which will be sent directly to their smartphones.
Dali Lives opens on May 11 as a permanent exhibition dedicated to its 115th anniversary.