moderated by Florian Wüst

Sat, 01.02.2020 18:30 to 19:30
Volksbühne - Roter Salon
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Interlaced with conspiracy theories and speculative fiction, Lawrence Lek’s CGI films, installations, and open-world games explore the geopolitical impact of automation and simulation. His universe is populated with dreamers—intelligent satellites, freedom fighters, fading superstars—all searching for autonomy in a future dominated by data. For this discussion about his work, Lek will integrate a live mix of excerpts from his recent films and video games, including Geomancer, 2065, FTSE (Farsight Stock Exchange), and AIDOL, his first feature-length film, which will be screened at transmediale 2020. These projects revolve around the ideas theorized in Sinofuturism (1839-2046 AD), Lek’s video essay about the parallels between Chinese industrialization and portrayals of AI.

Presented with SHAPE. The SHAPE platform is co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.


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