A night of audio visual interventions exploring our obsession with technology and the consciousness of artificial intelligence.
Is the merging of human and machine really possible? Has it already happened?

Digital interventions: MASH Cinema, Jaime Jackson, Hugo Smith, Mairead McVeigh + more

Screening: THE FUTURE IS NOT WHAT IT USED TO BE (Dir: Mika Taanila, 2002. 52 mins. Finland (Subtitles)

A still from the film 'The future is not what it used to be' An image of a space shuttle.

Documentary film is about physicist and artist Erkki Kurenniemi, one of the unsung pioneers of early electronic art. Kurenniemi has been exploring the potential of virtual reality and interactive computer art in diverse projects since the early 1960s. The film is structured around Kurenniemi’s “manic collection project”, in which he constantly and obsessively recorded his thoughts, everyday observations, objects and images, with the ultimate aim of merging man and machine – thereby reconstructing the human soul.

Music and visuals: MASH Cinema

Inside the Herdsman venue on the night of AV - AI. Multiple projection screens show abstract imagery.

This event was part of Film Feels: Obsession, a UK-wide cinema season, supported by the National Lottery and BFI Film Audience Network. In partnership with Hereford College of Arts.

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