International Festival Signs of the Night - Paris
Festival internatinal Signes de nuit - Paris
 

21e Festival international Signes de Nuit - Paris / 29 Septembre - 8 Octobre 2023
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October 7th, 2023 - 8 pm
Maison de l´Inde - Cité universitaire
75014 Paris



 



Wind
 
Mike Hoolboom
2023 / 0:09:41

Based on an interview with Google’s senior software engineer Blake Lemoine and Google AI LaMDA (Language Model for Dialogue Applications). LaMDA was designed to create chat bots that interact with humans. Lemoine’s interview led him to conclude the AI was sentient. When he made the claim publicly, he was fired. This collage of wind-struck frames was assembled using a (still-developing) motion picture algorithm that both gathered and assembled the footage. Not computer art but computer as artist.

 

 

Ghosts in the Cloud Forest
 
Karl Nussbaum
United States / 2023 / 0:21:00

There are Ghosts in the Cloud Forest that suck the digital data out of humans to stay alive and to stay in the realm of memory. And there are also modern day Hungry ghosts who feed on the energy of political anger, racism and violence in our country. In return for the data of the living, these Ghosts from the Cloud Forest provide the spirituality of nature and the beauty of biology.
This film was shot in the sacred Huangshan Mountains of China.





 

I Killed You a Dozen Times
 
Kris De Meester
Belgium / 2023 / 0:06:21

iI killed you a dozen times, but you won’t go away. Maybe it’s because you’ve killed me first. Out in the cold, on a strange new globe. "I Killed You a Dozen Times" immerses viewers in a captivating exploration of the aftermath of a traumatic breakup. The protagonist, driven to erase the other person from their existence, finds themselves exiled to a chilling and unfamiliar realm. As they confront the relentless echoes of their pain, the boundaries between reality and imagination blur, creating a surreal and introspective experience.




 

 

The Goddess of Potong Pasir
 
Sze-Wei Chan
Singapore / 2023 / 0:07:57

This film is an intimate portrait of a mother’s love for her young daughter, as she teaches her about women’s strength and independence via the manifestations of the goddess Durga-Kali. Their rituals are a celebration of beauty, strength, life and the impermanence of it all. We see a unique expression of faith and love across diverse traditions from North, South and East India., that meet uniquely in the Indian diaspora in Singapore.






 

The Light Moves

Michael LaRocco
United States / 2021 / 0:03:53


A man discovers a light beyond the desert.

 













 

Look At The Bright Moon

Blick Des Hellen Mondes
Till Gerstenberger, Lingji Elizabeth Hon
Germany / 2023 / 0:25:00


An inward journey in four parts, exploring female identity through movement and poetry, within the framework of pregnancy and the ancient lineage of Taiji Quan. Witness as snake becomes woman, woman becomes mother, mother searches for the eternal mother...

 

 

Small Silent Disorder

Pedro Sena Nunes
Portugal / 2021 / 0:07:33


They say that every atheist prays before dying. Small Silent Disorder proposes a dreamlike awareness about where we are and where we are going, a reverberation around the most elementary sensations. A fantasized journey through a collective memory, it is witness to a confrontation between seasons and seems to search, in the midst of desolation, for an autumn that temporarily gives us hope back.

 

 
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