IN LIMBO

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Dans les limbes is an inner journey into the internet, as if there was nothing left but the planetary network, dreaming of itself. It is a philosophical tale, the story of a spirit, voiced by Nancy Huston, who wakes up in the limbo of our interconnected global memory, and meets its strange life, inhabitants, pioneers (Google CEO or Internet founding fathers, like Ray Kurzweil, Gordon Bell, Brewster Kahle, Laurie Frick, Cathal Gurrin, etc).
While drifting into this giant memory, exploring its dreams and fears, she starts chasing the essence of nostalgia. Are we building a new cathedral, for a new civilization, or the biggest cemetery of our history?

 

Presented as part of Creativate Digital Arts Festival.

  • Genre: SciFi Documentary
  • Format: Film
  • Duration: 85min
  • Language: English (French sub-titles)
  • Ages: All ages
  • Available From: June 25, 2020

PRODUCTION CREDITS

Produced, written and directed by Antoine Viviani
Written with Jérémy André, Alain Damasio, Léa Todorov, Bojina Ponayatova
Voice over: Nancy Huston
Featuring: Gordon Bell, Cathal Gurrin, Raymond Kurzweil, Kevin Warwick, Paul Miller, Laurie Frieck, Liesl Capper, George Dyson
Editing: Pierre-Alain Giraud, Lucas Archambault
Sound editing and sound mixing: Raphael Hénard, Pierre Bariaud

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Antoine Viviani is a producer, filmmaker and musician from Corsica. He first worked with the filmmaker and long-time collaborator Vincent Moon and with the contemporary artist Pierre Huyghe. In 2011, Antoine produced and directed In situ, a feature documentary about artistic interventions in the urban space in Europe, which received the Best Digital Documentary Award at IDFA in Amsterdam in 2011 and the Best Film Award at London Doc Fest in 2012.

In 2015, he produced and directed Dans les limbes (English title: In limbo), a documentary essay and interior voyage into the limbo of the internet, as if the global network was dreaming of itself. The film premiered in November 2015 as part of the international competition of CPH:Dox in Copenhagen and was then selected for more than 50 international film festivals.

He is now developing feature films and immersive / VR projects. Antoine graduated from Sciences Po Paris in 2007.