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GEO-Design / Erratic Logic

The recent emergence of planetary sensor networks potentiates a new form of geo-cinema: a cinema produced by and through the earth. Rejecting the purity of the traditional cinematic object, this short film welcomes disturbance from the outside, inviting lightning to act as co- producer. A global network of DIY sensors generates a real-time map of lightning strikes happening througout the world. The film latches onto this data stream, and is manipulated in real time by the activity of the lightning. Each time that the film is screened, the output is different depending on the activity in the sky on that day, somewhere in the world. For the screening you are about to see, the footage was recorded primarily by a large storm spanning the Gulf of Mexico on September 20th, 2021, at 14:39 CEST. Cast: Barbara Doroszuk Erratic Logic is a film controlled by real time lightning, produced using TouchDesigner. Under the supervision of Vinca Kruk and Daniel Van Der Velden from Metahaven / Geo-DESIGN Master 2020-2021 by Formafantasma - Design Academy Eindhoven

Director: Elsa Casanova, Gianmarco Ciucciovè, Connor Cook, Ayla Kekhia
Year: 2021
Duration: 6' 7 "
Country: Netherlands
Language: English with subtitles in English

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