Double Bill: AIDOL (爱道)(2019) + Geomancer (风水师) (2017)

06th February 2021
Saturday 8:00pm - 10:20pm

Venue:

Oldham Theatre

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Description:

A screening of Geomancer (2017) will precede the screening of AIDOL (2019). AIDOL serves as the feature length sequel to Geomancer.

Alternate title: AIDOL爱道
Directed by: Lawrence Lek
Runtime: 83 mins
Country: UK
Language: Chinese, English
Rating: PG

© Lawrence Lek, courtesy the artist and Sadie Coles HQ, London.

Synopsis

In the year 2065, the eSports Olympic finale is set to take place. Diva, a washed up popstar, is set to mount a comeback with the help of the AI composer Geomancer. Geomancer dreams of being recognised as an artist, while Diva dreams of fame, which she equates as immortality. An incident happens mid-performance, and Diva goes missing. As a result of the publicity, her music goes viral and she becomes more popular than ever, while Geomancer floats around the earth in solitude.

Part music video compilation, part video game and part animated film, Aidol explores the complex relationship between humanity and artificial intelligence, as well as the allure and the emptiness of fame.

 

Geomancer (2017)

Alternate title: 风水师
Directed by: Lawrence Lek
Runtime: 48 mins
Country: UK
Language: Chinese
Rating: PG

© Lawrence Lek, courtesy the artist and Sadie Coles HQ, London.

Synopsis

The year is 2065. Singapore is preparing to celebrate its Centennial. In the stratosphere above, a satellite artificial intelligence faces imminent demise. It escapes to Earth to establish its own autonomy and to fulfil its dream of becoming the first AI artist. Faced with a world that limits its freedom, Geomancer must come to terms with its militarised origins, a search that begins with a mysterious syndicate known as the Sinofuturists…

Featuring video game animation, a neural network-generated dream sequence, and a synthesised vocal soundtrack, Geomancer uses ‘art’ to symbolise humanity’s appreciation for creative thought and beauty. How would humans feel if an emotionally aware AI gains the power of self-expression and creative genius is no longer the domain of humanity?

To see the full SoM21: [Alternate / Opt] Realities film programme, please refer here. The programme will run from 20 January to 21 February 2021 at both Marina One and Oldham Theatre.

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