‘But there has also been a growing recognition of another response through coalition – affinity, not identity.’ Cyborg Manifesto, Donna Haraway This film bundles statements that were partly realised with an artificial algorithm, to which the question was repeatedly asked: “What is to be done?”. The film tells an ambiguous story through a multitude of ‘personalities’ that seek affinities between very different perspectives. Not a single voice but many voices making what they want from the material they are placed upon, taking meanings in their own direction. The images refer to the false intimacy we develop with digital devices and the self-correcting behaviour that sometimes results from this. The shapes that appear behind the sentences are generated with visual feedback systems.

Jerry Galle (BE)
Jerry Galle explores idiosyncratic uses of image and language that are co-created with algorithms. The mediation of the world through ever profiling, falsifying and quantifying images and texts that are both bot and human generated, have had a dramatic impact on conceptions of art, humour, absurdity, politics, economics and language itself. His practice critically reflects this mediation using websites, drawings, electronics and manipulated texts, presented both offline and in the public space of the Internet. His work has been shown in Muhka, Bozar, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, British Film Institute, Wiels, International Film Festival Rotterdam, EMAF, International Film Festival Hamburg, Museum Dr. Guislain, Frankfurter Kunstverein and Ars Electronica among others.