A slightly ludicrous collection of tales illustrated by shots of nuclear submarines, postmodern architecture, robots, scrapyards and supermarkets. Our increasingly technocratic world makes it all the more urgent – and at the same time ever more difficult – to examine the impact of machines on our lives. All Short films at IFFR 2017
The other films shown within Sound Systems
An EpilogueKeith Sanborn IFFR 2017 4′
By evoking the Mechanical Turk, a legendary chess playing automaton, Sanborn addresses the problematic relationship between art and technology.
Little Doorways to Paths Not Yet TakenAura Satz IFFR 2017 7′
An intimate exploration of a studio, cluttered with all sorts of technological paraphernalia, presents an indirect portrait of the composer Laurie Spiegel.
The WorldMika Taanila IFFR 2017 8′
The Man Who Fell to Earth, pared down and flipped. Animals, furniture and empty vehicles are left awaiting disaster in abandoned landscapes.
The Great SilenceJennifer Allora, Guillermo Calzadilla IFFR 2017 16′
Arecibo, the world’s largest radio telescope is located in Esperanza, Puerto Rico, which is also home to a critically endangered species of parrots.