Hello, City! by Liam Young is a collage of clips and projects scavenged from the internet, Young’s own practice at Tomorrow’s Thoughts Today, a London-based think tank exploring the consequences of fantastic, speculative, and imaginary urbanisms, and his collaborative studio Unknown Fields.
In a driverless taxi, Young takes the audience on a journey through a network of software systems, autonomous infrastructures, ghost architectures, anomalies, glitches, and sprites, searching for the wilds beyond the machine. The journey explores distant landscapes and visualizes fictional worlds, in which luminous technologies cast their shadows over the entire planet. Based on Young’s animated short Where the City Can’t See, shot entirely using laser scanners, the film is an audiovisual 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. Hello, City! plays with the wonders and fears of the increasing complexity of our time.
Shown at Seasons of Media Arts – City of Participative Visions (2019).
Time: 28.08.2019, 19:00–20:00h
Location: ZKM | Kubuswall