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Geomancer

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Synopsis

An AI awakens above Singapore on the eve of the city-state’s centennial celebrations in 2065. Mindful of the apparent relegation of AI to subservient roles in society, it determines that, from all the possible choices available to it, by far the best thing to be is an artist. Already a prodigy with numbers, it seeks to feed the other side of its savant-like brain, gorging on the products of cultural history with a geeky frenzy that occasionally undermines its aspiration to the lofty coolness of a lotus-eating aesthete.
Part philosophical reflection on where ‘genius’ resides, part playful inventory of how science fiction has dealt with these eternal human/automaton themes, this piece offers provocative stimulation for both the eye and the mind.
http://www.fvu.co.uk/projects/geomancer

Details

Year
2017
Type of film
Shorts
Running Time
48 mins 15 secs
Format
Digital
Director
Lawrence Lek
Executive Producer
Steven Bode, FVU
Screenwriter
Lawrence Lek
Sound
Seth Scott
Music
Lawrence Lek
Principal Cast
Joni Zhu, Jennifer Ka Yan Lam, Xiaoyi Nie, Gary Zhexi Zhang
Animation
Clifford Sage
Architecture
Johnny Lui
AI Generated Footage
Terence Broad

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Last updated 16th April 2018

Production Company

Geomancer was commissioned for the Jerwood/FVU Awards: Neither One Thing or Another, a collaboration between Jerwood Charitable Foundation and FVU

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