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You are one of five cosmonauts visiting a mysterious future, exploring the surface of a depopulated planet in ruin, colonized by lichens and a strange cloud of data filling the land with human ghosts. What does this curious landscape tell us about our lives? Projecting into the future of the Anthropocene epoch, Solastalgia is a meditation on today’s tensions between the potentially redemptive power of technology and the scientific forecast of a compromised future.

Screens at New Frontier Central

YEAR 2019

CATEGORY New Frontier Exhibitions


RUN TIME 10 min

LANGUAGE English and French

COMPANY Providences

WEBSITE https://providences.fr/

EMAIL pagiraud@gmail.com

PHONE +33688486653


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Artist Bio

Antoine Viviani

Award-winning filmmaker Antoine Viviani, after starting working with artist Pierre Huyghe and filmmaker Vincent Moon, directed Insitu (2011), which won the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam DocLab Award for Digital Storytelling, and In Limbo (2015), co-produced by ARTE and the National Film Board of Canada, which was selected and awarded in more than 50 international film festivals, including the Best Emerging International Filmmaker Award at the Open City Documentary Festival.

Pierre-Alain Giraud

Pierre-Alain Giraud directed the short film The Empire of Lights (2019), selected by the Quebec City Film Festival, Kaohsiung Film Festival, Cairo International Film Festival, and more. His animated films with Gabríela Friðriksdóttir were presented at the Venice Biennale in 2015 and the Lyon Contemporary Art Biennale in 2013. He also directed the feature documentary Everything Everywhere All The Time.