Science Gallery's PERFECTION trailer explores the ritualisation of artificial intelligence via a ceremony performed by digital shamans on a test subject. This experiment looks at the uncontrollable imperfections that occur when working with the human body in contrast with the controlled and programmable systems of artificial intelligence. How do we reassess and imagine new algorithmic paradigms that encompass imperfection, accident and messiness?
PERFECTION opens in September 2018 at the Melbourne School of Design, the University of Melbourne. Through the lens of artists, musicians, mathematicians, architects, designers, psychologists and surgeons, Science Gallery Melbourne will explore what it means to pursue perfection in a non-perfect world.
Commissioned by Science Gallery Melbourne.
Director / Producer – Lucy McRae
Cinematographer – Shaun Dougherty
Photographer / Co-Producer – Jesse Marlow
Production Assistant – Ross Bird
Steadicam Operator – Grant Sweetman
Focus Puller – Ben Bryan
Gaffer – Savage Film, Tom Savige, Hannah Palmer
Location – Five Easey Upstairs
Photogrammetry – siii Projects, Ben Waters
Human Computer Interaction Researchers – Dr Niels Wouters, Nicholas Smith
Motion Graphics Artist – Brendan Ho
Art Department – Luke McMahon, Phin Muir, Marcus Shanahan
Prop Fabrication – Boom Studios
Costume Design – Lucy McRae, Steven Swain
Facial Harness – Simone Agius, Mick Peel
Music – Wayne Joseph Kington
Compositor – Dave Abbott
Colorist – Tim Wreyford
Digital Shamans – Kurt Pimblett, Eamon Dunphye, Benjamin Goss, Caitlin Costello
Test Subject – Lucy McRae
Special thanks to Arla Marlow, Lindy Dobson and Steven Swain