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Future Shock: GENER8ION

Future Shock: GENER8ION

Romain Gavras and Surkin give a special perception into their collaborative task and audiovisual triptych, Neo Surf.

GENER8ION is the multidisciplinary collaborative task of French filmmaker Romain Gavras – the director at the rear of putting videos for Jamie xx, M.I.A. and Justice as well as the films Our Working day Will Appear and The World Is Yours – and digital producer and composer Benoît Heitz, aka Surkin.

Neo Surf is the initially instalment in GENER8ION’s tale of the long run with a lowercase ‘f’, a upcoming that consists of times that uncannily glimpse like the existing: an AI scanner capturing thoughts, a fly-around alliance posing with a spaceship, teenagers savoring traveling surfboards – a seemingly ‘normal’ surroundings, underpinned by a menace of slow violence, just like the one particular we are dealing with suitable now.

Future Shock: GENER8ION

Presented as a triptych, Neo Surf is at present put in at Fact and 180 Studios’ new exhibition Future Shock, presenting a uniquely optimistic look at of the long term irrespective of a feeling of slowly unfolding catastrophe. “It’s pretty much a lot more controversial to see a beneficial side, that even when the globe is collapsing, young children will be young ones and do silly shit,” Gavras states.

In this film, we go driving the scenes of Neo Surf with the duo, who present a exceptional perception into its influences, placing and opaque this means. “I just feel it’s vital to make men and women feel something,” Gavras suggests, “whether it’s very good, poor or unsettling.”

Neo Surf is exhibiting now at Long run Shock, at 180 the Strand, London till 28 August, 2022. For tickets and info on opening occasions, visit the 180 The Strand website.

Neo Surf was originally commissioned by the Onassis Foundation.

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