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