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Film expérimental | super8 | couleur et n&b | 30:0 | Allemagne | 2017
A Japanese philosopher writes a letter to a famous German colleague. He asks the German to advise the Japanese people how to deal with the permeation of modern life by technology. More than 50 years later, the same issues are being discussed among academics and aspiring engineers. It is hard to grasp how humans and technology continue to coexist. Resorting to biographical trivia, mythological histories and the recounting of dreams is not helping them to see these issues any clearer. In the grainy images of the film, landscapes from an uncertain time appear, occasionally flooded by water and a cacophony of brass players. The uncontrollable finds its ways into a world that tries to minimise risks and thus creates new dangers.
Philip Widmann makes films, texts, film programs and occasionally collaborates in the field of performing arts. His film and video works have been shown in art spaces and film festivals internationally, among them the Wexner Center for the Arts, Berlin International Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, New York Film Festival, Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival, FID Marseille, CPH:DOX and Visions du RÃ©el.