HOW IT WORKS!!
A day before the Science New Wave Festival begins, the 6 filmmakers and 6 scientists will be paired and sent off into the city to begin filmmaking with a $2,500 stipend in hand.
On Thursday, October 19th, scientists and filmmakers are paired at the GMT Tavern
in the East Village. At the strike of midnight, the experiments begin and 8 days of beautiful insanity will unfold. The pairs make an appearance on Monday, October 23th for our Symbiosis Lab Meeting
in the Lower East Side. They will speak about their works-in-progress, share anecdotes about their weekend adventures and project themselves into 4 days into the future. The audience will provide ideas/feedback.
Our festival closing night on October 27 at the Wythe Hotel Screening Room
will be the home to the Symbiosis marvels. 12 new works will be presented and celebrated and a lucky pair will be selected as the winner!
The theme of this year's Symbiosis Competition and festival is (art)ificial.
(art)ificial explores the art of the human while it acknowledges the limits of the human and the violence of its diverse art forms. What are the many forms of artificiality we humans conduct? (art)ificial is not about the artificial 'intelligent' simulations but the actual doings of human - to nature and to ourselves. By providing a counter-narrative to the assumed connotation that artificial entails under the very present wave of artificial intelligence, this year's film festival highlights the vast range of artificial modes of creation, including human intervention, intrusion of land, as well as the incoming technologies humanity develops with and through machines to highlight the very presence of the human in affected ecosystems."