Humans are backing up the planet, creating 3D models of animals, rainforests, cities, and people—archiving as if ecological collapse could be staved off through a digital Noah’s Ark of beasts and objects. The artists explore our efforts to create a virtual replica of the real world.
A creative contemplation of the implications of ubiquitous digitalization, this spectacular short suggests what a 21st-century Noah’s Ark might look like. An astonishing utopian vision that invites questions about the notion of the simulacra and the digital archiving of our planet.
Guy Maddin, 2007, Canada
Alain Resnais, 1956, France
Dziga Vertov, 1929, Soviet Union
Chris Marker, 1983, France
Chris Marker, 1962, France
Mickael Kummer, 2007, France
Jia Zhangke, 2008, China
Jørgen Leth,Lars von Trier, 2003, Denmark
Robert J. Flaherty, 1922, United States
Albert Lamorisse, 1956, France