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 in ‘Curtain Call’
Toynbee ConvectorAgence Future IFFR 2018 0
Photographic 'images of a future', shot in current reality to the detailed instructions of professional futurists, as a deliberately literal interpretation.
Forest PathsMichiel van Bakel IFFR 2018 3′
Animated black-and-white still photographs reveal movement and light on the forest paths that would otherwise remain invisible to the human eye.
AlphaGoGreg Kohs IFFR 2018 90′
When an algorithm repeatedly beats the holder of 18 international titles Lee Sedol at the board game Go, that isn’t just an anecdote for the sport’s annals. Google’s ambitions for the DeepMind software are to not only equal, but to outdo human thinking. Is that a good idea though?
Twenty Nine Minutes at SeaJacques Perconte IFFR 2018 30′
A peaceful image transforms imperceptibly into a blood-red scene. Below the soothing waves of the sea, deep unrest simmers. Digital impressionism at its best.