2016, Wed, Feb 03

Hello, City! A Live Cinema Performance of Where the City Can't See

With Daphne Dragona, Aneek Thapar and Liam Young

Join speculative architect Liam Young and an all-seeing smart city operating system as they take a tour in a driverless taxi through a network of software systems, autonomous infrastructures, ghost architectures, anomalies, glitches, and sprites, searching for the wilds beyond the machine.

This performance is an audio-visual expedition to a city found somewhere between the present and the predicted, the real and the imagined, stitched together from fragments of real landscapes and designed urban fictions. Set in the Chinese-owned and -controlled Detroit Economic Zone (DEZ) and shot using laser scanners, the film presents this near-future city through the eyes of the robots that manage it. Commissioned by the Chicago Architecture Biennial and reimagined for transmediale/conversationpiece, Hello, City! is a live performance of Where the City Can’t See, the world’s first fiction film made entirely from data (directed by Liam Young and written by fiction author Tim Maughan).

transmediale Co-Curricular is carried out in cooperation with Allianz Kulturstiftungt.