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Project X and Other Shorts

Project X and Other Shorts

The World (2017)

Mika Taanila, 7 min

Finland

Project X (2016)

Laura Poitras, Henrik Moltke, Laura Poitras, Henrik Moltke, 11 min

United States

Coca Cola Internet (2016)

From Source to Poem (2017)

Rosa Barba, 11 min

Italy

Evolutionary Jerks and Gradualist Creeps (2016)

Project X and Other Shorts

New film by Laura Poitras and Henrik Moltke about the Internet - a film that looks at the theory of evolution through biological 'deep time' and pop music.

Screenings

Date Time Location

Sat. 18/03

14:00

Kunsthal Charlottenborg
Q&A with director

Tickets

Wed. 22/03

21:00

Kunsthal Charlottenborg
Q&A with director

Tickets

The World

Mika Taanila, mastermind of turning appropriated footage into almost sculptural, new work of revelatory power, is turning the world upside down in his take on Nicholas Roeg's science fiction parable 'The Man Who Fell to Earth' (1976), adding yet another layer to Roeg's futuristic vision of 1970's America - a world without gravity, and now, tragically, without David Bowie. 'The World' is a virtuous, vertiginous piece advising us not to take what we see for granted.

Director:
Mika Taanila
Country:
Finland
Year:
2017
Running time:
7 min
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Producer: Mika Taanila
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Project X

Laura Poitras and Henrik Moltke's surveillance essay 'Project X' circulates nocturnal cityscapes, guided by a recently leaked, top-secret handbook of classified NSA advise on - among other things - the appropriate, lowkey behaviour of its agents. Narrated by Rami Malek and Michelle Williams, 'Project X' finds its center of digital gravity in the middle Manhattan where a windowless skyscaper both looks, and actually turns out to be, a gigantic harddisk. A monument to the faceless anonymity of 21st century power.

European Premiere
Director:
Laura Poitras, Henrik Moltke, Laura Poitras, Henrik Moltke
Country:
United States
Year:
2016
Running time:
11 min
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Producer: Yoni Golijov, Henrik Moltke
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Coca Cola Internet

A maximalist video art piece based on an interview with a tech guru from Metahaven about social media and privacy, 'Coca Cola Internet' makes an ironic point of covering its subjects in layers and layers of video (and audio) noise that constantly threatens to drown out the tech talk. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, the New Media is the message, the attention span of our times is that of a mosquito, and the visual style of Eduardo Makoszay's free-form essay is what the kids call 'New Ugly'. A witty and revelatory film on and of its times.

International Premiere
Year:
2016

From Source to Poem

The idea of the archive is essentially paradoxical, and in her beautiful new 35mm film work, visual artist Rosa Barba investigates the intersection between past and future in the vaults of the audiovisual department of the American Library of Congress which preserves not only cultural but also industrial history. 'From Source to Poem' turns its subject - image, sound, text - into a meditation on knowledge and purpose in an age where more and more information is being (temporarily) stored for an unknown time to come, but where only a fraction of it all is preserved in the pyramidical safeguards of professional institutions.

Director:
Rosa Barba
Country:
Italy
Year:
2017
Running time:
11 min

Evolutionary Jerks and Gradualist Creeps

Does evolution happen in jerks or creeps? Instantaneous and unpredictable leaps or slow, constation mutations? That is one of the most basic (r)evolutionary questions of biology - but its scope is much wider and extends its scope from fossils to the patterns of 21st century pop music in Duncan Marquiss' eloquent essay film, where two evolutionary biologists, Niles Eldredge and Armand Marie Leroi, consider the analogies and differences between the cultural and the biological realms. Marquiss draws on Eldredge’s pattern of evolution (Punctuated Equilibria) as a cue for image-making processes and editing structures to transpose scientific enquiry into cultural production.

Year:
2016