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Alice dos Reis (2019), 15'
A marine biologist is leading a project for the mapping of one of the deepest areas of the North Atlantic Ocean. Her project depends on the controversial use of a developing biotechnology that works directly with a species of krill that inhabits at low depths.
Throughout months of observation and communication, the marine biologist develops a relationship of friendship and kin with the krill swarm, while observing their movements through the nano-cameras incorporated in their bodies - slowly moving through the deeper zones of the Ocean.
As the end of her project approaches, the biologist is faced with questions regarding her relationship to the non-human and the systems that mediate their contact.
Dominic Gagnon (2018), 107'
14th May, 20:00 UK time: LIVE WATCH-ALONG + POST-SCREENING Q&A WITH DOMINIC GAGNON
"Going South is the second part of a tetralogy in which Dominic Gagnon intends to explore the cardinal points of the Internet in the post-truth era. Faithful to his credo of cinema without camera, he draws the material of his film from the world of YouTubers. Playing along with the absurd Flat Earth theory professed by contemporary gurus, he throws himself into a journey from the polar centre of the disc-shaped Earth towards the Tropics, the cold waters strewn with glaciers, and beyond to space [...] a mesmerising echo chamber in which everything is connected. Because everything is true on the Internet" (Céline Guénot)
The Cosmogony of (Racial) Capitalism
Dele Adeyemo + Christxpher Oliver (2020), 14'
Through the media of essay, film, and drawing, The Cosmogony of (Racial) Capitalism is a design-led investigation into the material cultures present at the birth of capitalism and its emergence out of the relations of power forged in the integrated network of the sugar-cane plantation.
Taking as its point of departure the meeting between the Portuguese and the Edo people in the Kingdom of Benin, a leading society in the Yoruba-Edo region of West Africa, Dele Adeyemo recovers long-neglected histories that narrate the extension of the Mediterranean world to the Guinea Coast.
By revisiting the cartographic practices of these European and African societies, Dele Adeyemo explores the initial conditions in which global capitalism coalesced into being.