A 6 minute fragment from the film
"The Future According to NATURA*"
digital video, 2016, total length 21 minutes
The Future According to NATURA* is a speculative documentary in which a future scenario is presented where humanity has ceded control of its own fate to an omnipresent artificial super intelligence named NATURA*. This being has achieved a total fusion between technology and the very fabric of matter itself and so has become synonymous with the natural world.
A group of humans wonder through a landscape that is seemingly natural yet also imbued with the artificial consciousness of NATURA*.
As they journey through this new reality they preform acts that could be read as both experiment and ritual. They listen, attempting to hear the voice of NATURA* and try to comprehend its complex totality.
They follow NATURA*’s call;
“If you want to feel the everything and seek me.
Go to the lonely places, into the woods, the deserts, about the springs.
Wander all around and listen.”
a project by Floris Schönfeld
produced by Sarah Bernat at Beyond Hope
Jesus Landin-Torres III, Sophia Wang, Emily C. Thomas, Silvan Laan
camera John Treffer
edited by Katarina Türler & Floris Schönfeld
soundesign & mix by Ruben Samama
with music by Thomas Dimunzio
image mastering by John Treffer
with special thanks to John Whitehead, John Hobart Culleton, Jsun Parizo, Fritz Haeg, Floyd Buckskin, Judith Schoneveld, Anthony Discenza, David Kasprzak
project made possible by a financial contribution from the Mondriaan Fund
The video is part of a series of two films that form part of the larger Damagomi Project; A Brief History of the Damagomi Group and The Future According to NATURA*.
A full length version of the film can be seen upon request.