Pervading Animal

Graeme Arnfield
,
UK
,
2021
,
DCP
,
30'

Pervading Animal - trailer

Whilst seeking the outer limits of the saturated image Graeme Arnfield tells the unearthed, peculiar story of AIDS, one of the earliest examples of ransomware. The computer virus was authored by the biologist Dr. Joseph Popp with a code modelled on how HIV spreads through the human body. Working with a range of digitally manipulated found footage, Arnfield explores the legacy of Popp’s virus, drawing surprising connections to the US invasion of Panama, the construction of a butterfly conservatory in New York and the aesthetics of computational art.

 

English spoken, no subtitles

Sway A Way

Margarita Maximova
,
BE
,
2020
,
DCP
,
12'

In Sway A Way, film from a cell phone falling down an aircraft, GoPro cameras getting lost in the ocean, tumbling down rivers, or picked up by birds, come together in a continuous filmic whirlpool. Cameras severed from the body of their GoPro Heroes, turn the I into a machine, as the lost mechanical eye becomes the protagonist of a disembodied point of view.  Its disorienting cinematography fueled by Joeri Bultheel’s atmospheric score could be what happened if Jean Painlevé had Crittercams to make his surrealist Neo-Zoological Dramas.

A Lack of Clarity

Stefan Kruse Jørgensen
,
DK
,
2020
,
DCP
,
22'

Public light rips through the night of a modern city. Sleeplessness is lit up by a computer monitor in an urban space, where day and night are no longer distinguished. A nocturnal journey through a strongly lit and populated city as a filmmaker reflects upon the increase of new surveillance technologies around him. Starting from videos of thermal cameras found online, a reflection goes through the changes in the contemporary city, the extension of social control mechanisms and the evolution of digital technologies to face the frontiers of a progressive expansion of the field of visible - and controllable - in the surveillance society.

 

English spoken, no subtitles