ALGORITHM 2015 is the last chapter of a trilogy set in the world of finance.
The trilogy observes the growing abstraction of the economy where data is step by step taking over “real” trade. The chapters all focus on theatrical performativity of speech and gesture of the characters and their specific scenography.
The acceleration and abstraction of trading (from commodities to financial products to sets of data) started in chapter 1 DPLUSONE 2012 32', continuous in chapter 2 LOCAL (DRAFT VERSION) 2013 14' and takes a major leap in chapter 3 ALGORITHM 2015 40' where we look at algorithmic trading.
ALGORITHM is an essayistic impression of a specific part of high finance. It is set high in the sky in a scenography of futuristic high tech buildings populated by sharp dressed characters speaking a mysterious language.
The image becomes watching. We are watching and we are being watched. Everybody is watching.
The text is technical esotericism. Explained the nature of algorithmic trading (a woman's voice) intertwined with her personal opinion, the listener drifts on images and associations.
The soundtrack is dominated by the woman's voice. An atypical voice in her mid forties slowly, hypnotic unfolding a subjective version of an anticipated reality.
With the support of Flanders Audiovisual Fund
SPOUTNIK CINEMA (CH) Zurich 2017
LE FESTIVAL SIGNES DE NUIT (FR) 2017
Compétition Internationale, Cinéma Trangressif # 7 Paris
BELGIAN PREMIERE BOZAR CINEMA DAYS JANUARY 2016
BOZAR/Paleis voor Schone Kunsten Brussel
JIHLAVA IDFF (CZ) OCTOBER 2015
WORLDPREMIERE FIDMARSEILLE (FR) JULY 2015