Film by Hasmik Mkhchyan
Created using Stable Diffusion AI
ELECTRIC DREAMS: ECHOES OF THE METZ SPEECH
Welcome to “Electric Dreams: Echoes of the Metz Speech,” personal video art project by our director Hasmik Mkhchyan that serves as a heartfelt tribute to the visionary author, Philip K. Dick, and his thought-provoking Metz Speech titled, “If you find this world bad, you should see some of the Others.”
In 1977, cult writer Philip K. Dick arrived at a science fiction convention in Metz, France to deliver a speech called, “If You Find this World Bad, You Should See Some of the Others.” The audience would leave bewildered, mystified. His talk ranged widely across such topics as cosmological time, the possibility of the universe as a computer simulation, the experience of deja vu, and the oppressive regime of Richard Nixon. It would become a sort of rebus for decoding Dick’s fiction.
Drawing inspiration from Dick’s mesmerizing body of work, including his anthology “Electric Dreams,” Hasmik Mkhchyan have sought to explore the intricate landscapes of the human mind and the intricate nature of perception as we navigate the intricate tapestry of parallel universes, artificial intelligence, and the ever-evolving boundaries of our reality.
As the creator of this project, Hasmik Mkhchyan have embarked on a journey of artistic exploration, guided by the tools and techniques provided by Stable Diffusion AI. Through the collaboration with Stable Diffusion AI, her ideas has achieved a level of artistic precision and complexity that would have been unattainable through traditional methods alone.
“Electric Dreams” stands as a testament to the fusion of human creativity and AI-driven innovation. It represents Hasmik Mkhchyan’s passion for exploring new frontiers in visual storytelling and her deep appreciation for Philip K. Dick’s visionary spirit.