AND New Cinema Days/ Distrust Everything at HOME Manchester, Manchester, 19 April 2023, from £11.15 - Book now
Abandon Normal Devices invite audiences to expand their ideas of art and cinema this April, with a performative, immersive, AV installation featuring a plot completely generated by AI.
Scheduled and specially adapted for its UK Premiere at HOME, Distrust Everything comes from Italian artist Lorem. The audiovisual performance is designed with the help of artificial intelligence systems to function as a kind of hallucinatory dream, accompanied by a live soundscape created by mysterious Manchester musician, Acre.
The piece asks us to consider questions of fiction and truth in an age where artificial intelligence obscures both. Can we know the difference between dreams and waking life, and what is beyond reality as we perceive it? What would happen if a rupture allowed us a glimpse behind the veil?
designed with the help of artificial intelligence systems to function as a kind of hallucinatory dream
This live, interactive experience comes from the mind of Lorem – who will be present for a short Q&A following the performance – an individual/multiple identity who specialises in visceral AV experiences and has displayed work at the likes of Ars Electronica and Biennale di Venezia.
Abandon Normal Devices is known for challenging and disrupting art spaces through emerging science and technology. The performance of Distrust Everything is part of the radical arts organisation’s New Cinema Days, a new initiative in partnership with the School of Digital Arts (SODA) at Manchester Metropolitan University and HOME.
New Cinema Days is supported with public funds from Film Hub North, BFI National Lottery funding, We are UK Film and Arts Council England.
AND New Cinema Days/ Distrust Everything at HOME Manchester, Manchester