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Limit(less) - the film



Kunstnernes Hus cinema in Oslo
11th March 2023 at 2pm
Followed by a discussion: From Art to Machines: What Will Technology Do To Us?
(Moderated by Morten
Irgens, Vice President of Høyskolen Kristiania)

Free entry.




Photo: Uffe Mulvad

Limit(less) is a short art film, portraying a poetic vision of intimacy between a human and a robot. The film imagines a non-dystopian future through a dance duet, in which humans and robots fuse in their tasks, becoming a new type of species. This vision challenges a common perception of technology as a threat to human relations and instead addresses new social questions that appear: How would genderless biological and non-biological bodies experience each other? How would they merge in their intentions and intuitions? What would their post-verbal communication be like?

The film was shot in the Norwegian Industrial Workers Museum - Vemork in Rjukan, and is based on the dance performance shown at Høymagasinet in Oslo in 2022.


Photo: Uffe Mulvad

The film screening will be followed by an informal panel discussion on a broader theme of technology and its relation to humans. Karolina Bieszczad-Stie (director and choreographer), Mathias H. Arbo (robotics researcher at SINTEF), Anna Hereid (director of the Norwegian Industrial Workers Museum) and Morten Irgens (Vice President for research and artistic development at Høyskolen Kristiania) will address topics such as: What does it mean to be human in the view of the current technological advancements? Will machines take our jobs? Could a machine ever be able to think? Has Artificial Creativity already been achieved? Audience is welcomed to share their thoughts and ask questions. The talk will be held in English.


Photo: Uffe Mulvad

Film duration: 16 minutes
Discussion duration: around 45 minutes

Director and choreographer: Karolina Bieszczad-Stie
Dancers: Azumaru and iiwa KUKA
Programmer: Mathias H. Arbo
Director of photography: Stein Stie
Music composer: Simen Korsmo Robertsen

Editor: Damien Serban
Collaboration: The Norwegian Industrial Workers Museum in Rjukan
Production: Butoh Encounters

Funded by: Kulturrådet, Fond for lyd og bilde, Det norske komponistfond, FFUK, Oslo Kommune, Sasakawa Foundation, Danse- og teatersentrum, Kultur- og likestillingsdepartementet, KUKA

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