Central London (part 1)
Damien Roach
Project overview —

Presented here are stills from the short film Central London (part 1), 2024. The film draws on AI-assisted synthetic photography to visualise a sustainable, equitable and inclusive London. The stills and the film they are derived from are nodes within a wider research project focused on the counter-hegemonic production and proliferation of non-dystopic future visions.

Film viewable here: https://www.instagram.com/reel/C5Lp-rxIw9e/


Damien Roach is a London-based artist, researcher and lecturer. His projects span art, design and creative direction, publishing, sound/music and audio-visual. Recent projects include immersive AV performances at London’s ICA and Tate Modern; design for clients ranging from Caribou to Disney; and publishing a journal exploring non-dystopic future visions with a host of contributors including Susan Hiller, Dr Isabella Maidment, Hans Ulrich Obrist, and Liam Gillick. He has exhibited internationally, including at the 51st Venice Biennale; Learn to Read at Tate Modern; Art Now at Tate Britain; Housewarming at Swiss Institute NYC; and solo presentations at institutions including The Roberts Institute of Art, London; Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, Switzerland; Arnolfini, Bristol; Gasworks, London; and Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Germany.

Stills from Central London (part 1), 2024, synthetic AI cinematography, sound.