Film at the Biennale

 
November 15, 2019 Nov 15, 2019
 
   Biennale, Italy, Venice
 
 

The films were super and there were a lot to see. They were on topics like AI, data representation, colonialism, pop culture, predictions, making a sandwich, teleportation. At the exhibit the films are sort of hidden, you know a film is there when you see a black curtain, that leads to a black hallway, that then leads to a black room (I've made my point, it's dark) where the film runs in a loop. Somehow I didn't trip or bump anyone. As your eyes adjust you make out people, sitting or standing. Usually there are not enough chairs. If it's promising I stay, if its got either too much or not enough on screen I leave.

There is no indication of where you are in the movie, it runs in a continuous loop. People come and go, after a complete loop or just long enough to decide to take a pass. It's odd at first, then not. A few minutes watching Bart Simpson smoke a cigarette was enough of one. Others I'd gladly see over and over again.

 
 
Sml    Med    Big
 
 
This is the future, Hito Steyerl, Germany      
One of my faves, saw it twice. It also had decent seating.
 
This is the future, Hito Steyerl, Germany      
One of my faves, saw it twice. It also had decent seating.
 
This is the future, Hito Steyerl, Germany      
One of my faves, saw it twice. It also had decent seating.
 
This is the future, Hito Steyerl, Germany      
 
This is the future, Hito Steyerl, Germany      
 
This is the future, Hito Steyerl, Germany      
 
data-verse 1, Ryoji Ikeda, Japan      
 
data-verse 1, Ryoji Ikeda, Japan      
 
data-verse 1, Ryoji Ikeda, Japan      
 
data-verse 1, Ryoji Ikeda, Japan      
For a sample check out YouTube's data-verse 1 snippet. More on the artist also at YouTube.
 
data-verse 1, Ryoji Ikeda, Japan      
For a sample check out YouTube's data-verse 1 snippet. More on the artist also at YouTube.
 
data-verse 1, Ryoji Ikeda, Japan      
For a sample check out YouTube's data-verse 1 snippet. More on the artist also at YouTube.
 
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