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Ester & Anastasis

ESTER MARTIN BERGSMARK
Sweden

Ester Martin is a Swedish filmmaker who explored both fiction and documentary formats. Their latest feature film, Something Must Break, was awarded the 2014 Hivos Tiger Award at the Rotterdam Film Festival. The film also wrote history when main actress Saga Becker was the first trans woman to receive a Guldbagge for Best Actress.

ANASTASIS GERMANIDIS
Greece

Anastasis is a Greek artist and engineer. He creates interfaces that explore the realized or potential effects of new communications technologies and artificial intelligence systems on personal identity and social interaction. His recent project, Antipersona, was one of Wired UK’s Best Apps of 2016.




LAB PROJECT:

THE DEEP DREAM OF DEMOCRACY

The coexistence of capitalism and democracy may have passed its peak -- is the system using the language of human rights to protect its own narrative of the good state while hiding the apparatus of domination, even from the dominant themselves? This work proposes a visualization of the non-linear irrational body of a modern state: Is it possible to uncover its algorithms? Is it possible to crack the code that dehumanizes persons?