The Status of Pietà (2021) is a video-sound art collaboration between Nima Bahrehmand and Ramin Roshandel; it examines the notion of machine vision in the context of the humanitarian crisis in the middle east. This project imported images of the Syrian war into a pre-trained AI called BigBiGAN. The machine then generated similar images based on the input, in which war victims embraced other human beings as they fled the bombing. The machine vision outcome is a collection of abstract and pixelated images with a low-frequency movement seen through the eyes of the machine.