International Festival
of Computer Arts

Geocinema

Geocinema (Solveig Suess & Asia Bazdyrieva) is a collective that explores the possibilities of a “planetary” notion of cinema. With the increased proliferation of images captured by individuals and technologies today, the surface of the planet is documented in ever greater detail. The collective’s research includes a reflection on both the architecture and infrastructure behind this network, which to them constitute a decentralised apparatus of the moving-image. Various technologies that contribute to this collection of data on different scales are situated at the intersection between corporations and governments, who feed into and extract from this widely dispersed network of footage. In addition to the political implications of surveillance from an individual, global and astronomical perspective, Geocinema is also interested in how this vast constellation of visual, auditory and geographic data is increasingly utilised in predictions about the future. Its practice reveals tensions between the relationships of the totalising and the fragmented, the disembodied and the situated, as well as the past and present-futures.