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Erewhon: Humans, Machines, Harmony

May 7, 2019, Paris. More Info . See also Wikipedia.

Erewhon / Erewhyna. Jeu de Paume on tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 7pm.

Olivier Bosson, Pierre Cassou-Noguès, Stéphane Degoutin and Gwenola Wagon.

The exploration of Erewhon continues during this second session with a series of six new episodes. In Erewhon, machines have evolved to become autonomous. They freed the inhabitants from work as well as from any other worries. The Erewhonians are therefore perfectly free. They are happy... and somewhat strange. Their actions are not ours. They listen to the plants think. Or sing love songs to robots. They caress the animals they are going to eat. Families live in perfect harmony in fully connected houses without any dysfunction ever disturbing this home automation happiness.

The screening will be followed by a performance lecture by Olivier Bosson entitled Erewhyna.

Erewhyna's world is similar to Erewhon's. Here too, it is teams of engineers who run the company. They are the ones who would have designed these scenarios to the glory of flows, relying on the benefits that an abundance of traffic, circuits and pipelines would bring, they have programmed the autonomous and infinite deployment of machines and networks.

Disturbing comedy, when the disturbing strangeness turns to comedy. Or the other way around. Is this city, which may not be the city of the future but which, at least, is taking shape behind our screens, comical or strange? Should we laugh about it or worry about it?



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