True Fake

Part Three | Tracking the Coded Real

Information-mining and the tracking of big data by corporations and governments have been concurrent with a significant switch to online communication. Governments and tech corporations are increasingly implementing digital identity control programs. The algorithmic codes of online presence allow them to collect, store, and use the biometrics of individuals who participate in social media. This data has also been harnessed by activists as a strategy of digital forensics. Manu Luksch’s Algo-Rhythm (2019), Louis Henderson’s Black Code/Code Noir (2015), Forensic Architecture’s and Praxis FilmsTriple-Chaser (2019), and Chris Kennedy’s Watching the Detectives (2017) expose new bio-technopolitics in the age of big data. They look at artificial intelligence and the algorithmic functioning of the media as tools to investigate cases of state violence and violations of human rights. Focusing on tracking technologies that are becoming a significant agent in post-internet control societies, these films ask: What new possibilities do digital tracking and encoding open for censorship, as well as for the creative revelation of hidden truths?

True Fake: Troubling the Real in Artists’ Films is a five-part film series programmed by Lukas Brasiskis. It runs from February 9 through April 20, 2021.

The films in Part Three | Tracking the Coded Real will screen for two weeks, from Tuesday, March 9 through Monday, March 22, 2021. Subsequent parts will follow bi-weekly, with new films screened every other Tuesday. A repeat screening of all films in the series from parts one through five will take place on Tuesday, April 20, 2021. 


Film, Music, Technology, Data & Information
Video Art, Documentary, Artificial intelligence, Algorithms, Social Media, Digital Humanities, Factography
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