Timeless by KS12

TIMELESS

<< UNFINITY PROGRAMME
DOCUMENTARY
(UK Premiere)

Saturday 6th October, 4.15pm

Directed and Edited by Gabriel Shalom. Produced by KS12

 

This video essay / design fiction focuses on questions of identity and experience, time and place in a post-digital era. Featuring cyberpunk author Bruce Sterling and net artist Rafaël Rozendaal, among others. Shot on location in Eindhoven, Netherlands during the STRP Festival 2011. Timeless premiered at MU Eindhoven in January, 2012 and screened at Resonate Belgrade in March, 2012. The screening of Timeless at Alpha-Ville is its UK premiere.

The digital settles in as background. We remember less and query more. Our identity play would be considered schizophrenic in the last century. We have more friends than ever before yet know new frontiers of isolation. The quantification of our experience haunts us in the form of a persistent history. And we are distracted more than we ever knew possible. These circumstances are paradoxically a description of the near future and a diagnosis of the current state of affairs. The truly timeless is redefined – it has transcended that which is classic; it has become that which is never finished.

Featuring interviews with:
Bernhard Herrmann
Rafaël Rozendaal
Bruce Sterling
Peter Kirn
Jorien Kemerink
Markus Kayser
Elske van der Putten
Vivian van Gaal
Toby Barnes
Mary Flanagan