On and Off the Grid Film Night
- w/ Hackers & Designers, Film&Design
As part of the On&/Off the Grid: H&D Summer Talks & Exhibition program, we are excited to present a film night engaging with the decentralized future and the post-apocalyptic.
19:30: Doors open
- Screening of Pumzi (KE)
- Tears of steal (NL)
- Remake of Tears of steal (CN/2013)
- Sand whale and me (JP)
- The nostalgist (UK)
- Sever (RU)
The On&/Off the Grid program invites the public to reflect and question our dependence and obedience on closed systems and proprietary technologies in our daily work and living environments. We seek to investigate larger societal questions about our reliance on dominant forms of technology, the value of understanding the systems that we are embedded in, and the ability to open up and appropriate technology in all of its manifestations.
For the first part of the film program we will be screening Wanuri Kahiu's film Pumzi, a science-fiction short film about futuristic Africa, set 35 years after World War III 'The Water War'. Pumzi explores the potential social, political, and psychological implications of a world defined by intensified scarcity of resources like water and natural, organic life itself.
For the second part of the program, we have asked Monolithm, a platform for designers and filmmakers, to create a special edition of Film&Design Nights: Interfacial Creeps. Including experimental short films from 5 countries: Tears of Steel (NL/2012), Remake of ToS(CN/2013), Sand Whale and Me (JP/2017), The Nostalgist (UK/2014), Sever (RU/2017).
Entrance is free
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