Information Skies (2017)

OCTOBER 11th–28th, 2018

S.A.C. Subhashok the Arts Centre

Metahaven is an Amsterdam–based design studio made up of its two members and founders, Vinca Kruk and Daniel van der Velden. They use graphic design, identity branding, and product development as weapons, harnessing the power of the image in the internet age to design concepts that both signal label and propel political and social change.

As Metahaven believes that the rise of propaganda under our techno–informational megastructure may be something inevitable. Information Skies takes place in a forest somewhere in the not–too–distant future. The film, with an otherworldly soundscape, fuses three genres–live action, anime–like animation and digital abstraction–creating fragmented territories, attractive and terrifying at the same time. It questions how deep immersion in digital augmentation, combined with our persisting emotional limits as humans, is altering our capacity to decide on what constitutes ‘reality’.