Windows Program 3: Boundary beyond Boundary
Windows Program 3: Boundary beyond Boundary (78 min)
Featuring Sasha Litvintseva & Beny Wagner’s Constant, Gloria Gammer’s When the World Comes to an End, I Will Have Loved You, Guangli Liu’s Very, Very, Tremendously, Rajee Samarasinghe’s Show Me Other Places, and Lawrence Abu Hamdan’s 45th Parallel.
SHOWTIME: 13:00 / 8 Dec / SF World Cinema, Centralworld 3
Sasha Litvintseva and Beny Wagner
Germany / UK, 2022, 40 min, English, DCP
Constantis a journey through the social and political histories of measurement. The film explores three shifts in the history of measurement standardization, from the land surveying that drove Early Modern European land privatization, to the French Revolution that drove the Metric Revolution, to the conceptual dematerialisation of measurement in the contemporary era of Big Science. Each chapter traces the relationship of measurement standardization to ideas of egalitarianism, agency, justice, and power.
Show Me Other Places
Sri Lanka, USA, 2021, 11 min, No Dialogue, DCP
At the centre of this film is a Sri Lankan woman accessing other places in digital form, while situated in her own physical reality. Navigating through a multitude of spaces from the natural world to man-made environments as well as virtual planes, traditional relationships between the creator, the tool, and the subject are questioned, shattered and reconstructed.
Very, Very, Tremendously
China / France, 2022, 12 min, English and Cantonese with English subtitles, DCP
Drawing on the threads of Virtual Currency and Digital Junk, Very, Very, Tremendously seeks to discuss how the acts of production and consumption from the virtual world interact systematically with reality, whilst also mirrors how the ‘two realities’ coexist in geopolitical conflict.
When the World Comes to an End, I Will Have Loved You
Austria, 2022, 15 min, English, DCP
When the earth goes up in flames, Andy escapes into the Digital World. By the means of a mind upload, they embody as a digital copy of themselves. However, something is different. And Andy is not sure exactly what. But the digital world assures them that everything is superb here, Andy has just to comprehend it. As he finds out what exactly is missing, they want to leave. But finally they come to realize that this Digital World has no way out. When the World Comes to an End, I Will Have Loved You is a retrofuturistic machinima-multi media-pop-meditation about existence after the apocalypse. It has mainly been recorded in the world second metaverse, Second Life, created by a female team.
Lawrence Abu Hamdan
UK, 2022, 15 min, English, DCP
Focusing on the Haskell Free Library and Opera House – a unique municipal site that straddles the jurisdictions of Canada and the United States, the work recasts stories of permeable borders and impermeable laws, reflecting on how free movement, free knowledge and free space are under threat.