An invitation to reflect upon the lure of science and technology and our obsession with progress through a series of films and an exhibition.
Films inside ‘Curtain Call’
toxiThropeaVarious Artists IFFR 2018 0
toxiThropea poetically researches the tense and toxic relationship between humans and nature and exposes our inability to maintain our only biosphere.
The Cognitive EraZoe Beloff IFFR 2018 3′
Our emotions are increasingly being turned into commodities, manipulated by global corporations. This hack of an IBM commercial suggests how. Screens before AlphaGo.
Silent RoomSimon Heijdens IFFR 2018 540′
A long matt-black building offers an immersive experience of silence and peace, forming a black hole in the sensory overload of its outside environment. This anechoic chamber has no sound or echo. The lighting reduces all colours to black and white. A rare experience of the self in an unmediated state.
IslandSteven Eastwood IFFR 2018 90′
Steven Eastwood spent a year on the Isle of Wight with a number of terminal patients. Some of these contacts became real friendships. A number even allowed him to film their last breaths. A peaceful documentary that invites us to face death without taboos.