11 July 2019
21:30–23:00

DESCRIPTION

Lawrence Lek’s story of an artificial intelligence satellite named Geo who writes songs for a pop star in the twilight of her career is a sequel of to his previous film Geomancer, currently on show in the exhibition The Coming World at Garage. MIEFF and Garage present the world premiere of the work.

Created with 3D rendering gaming software, AIDOL is a spectacular CGI fantasy about a fading superstar who hires an AI sputnik as a songwriter to prepare for a comeback performance at the 2065 “eSports Olympics.” Through spectacular sequences and shifting virtual realities, the film transports us into a world defined by the interplay of humanity and technology. AIDOL is accompanied by a score composed and orchestrated by the artist. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Lawrence Lek.

Lawrence Lek (b. 1982) is an artist and filmmaker working in the fields of virtual reality and simulation. He creates site-specific virtual worlds and speculative films using game software, 3D animation, installations, and performance. Often rendering fictional or nonhuman artists within alternate versions of real places, his work reflects the impact of the virtual on the politics of creativity.

AIDOL
Director: Lawrence Lek
UK, 2019. 83 min. 16+

ABOUT MIEFF

Moscow International Experimental Film Festival was established in 2016 with a strong aspiration to create a new cultural institution that would provide a close look at a wide range of experimental practices with the moving image. MIEFF is an international showcase platform welcoming up-and-coming as well as experienced filmmakers from around the world and will lay the foundation for a new generation of artists in our country, facilitate interdisciplinary dialogue, and engage a wider creative young audience with this brave approach to seeing things differently in film.

tickets

Standard: 400 RUB

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 Garage Members: 200 RUB

Concessions for pensioners, veterans, large families, under 18s, and visitors with disabilities (with one carer): 200 RUB**

To book members’ tickets, call +7 (499) 345-10-00 or email members@garagemca.org. Booked tickets must be paid for no later than 30 minutes before the screening.

Film will be shown in original language with Russian subtitles.
Screening accessible for the deaf and hard of hearing.

** Please bring proof of eligibility

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