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  • Dead Web Club Presents: Sunrise With Sea Monsters
    2024-03-21 19:30:00
    Published at 17 March 2024

    Date: Thursday, 21 March 2024
    Doors open : 19:30h CET
    Pre movie starts: 20:00h CET
    Sunrise With Sea Monsters starts: 20:15h CET
    Entrance: 3 Euro
    Location: Varia (Gouwstraat 3, Rotterdam)

    Dead Web Club invites you to join the first of our Dead Web Cinema Club events, where we put the glowing beam of the projector on the topic of data, servers, hard drives, online forums, and virtual worlds.

    Dead Web Club is an initiative that connects like-minded people with an interest in exploring the possibilities of the old web through its history, by looking at research and artistic projects. From defunct social media platforms to abandoned 3D worlds, and forgotten blogs, our aim is to create a community for creative discussion and foster projects that explore the many creative possibilities of web archaeology through online & offline meetings.

    Sunrise With Sea Monsters

    Sunrise With Sea Monsters charts the absurdly prophetic journey of a humble hard drive, from the domestic shelter of the desktop out into the perilous romance of the British landscape, to explore speculative ideas on memory, data, humanism and futurity. The film features conversations between the filmmaker and pioneering technologists who are developing data storage technologies for the long-term preservation of human knowledge, and radical thinkers who question the nature of reality, data, and the future of humanity. Animated by these voices, the hard drive traverses a vast cinematic landscape to ask how, when and why we will be remembered in the future and by whom?

    Sunrise With Sea Monsters includes music composed by 70’s Synth-Pop Band DATA, pioneering American electronic composer Laurie Spiegel and experimental Ukrainian producer averge.

    Before the screening a short collection of archival videos on the topic is shown to set the mood.