Days of Future / Past
Originally released online and on DVD as a story companion to The Matrix Reloaded, this rarely screened anthology of animated shorts sheds light on the incredible Matrix universe and brings the Wachowskis together with some of the Japanese animation giants which influenced their sci-fi trilogy.
Screening as part of Days of Future / Past – a series of events and screenings aiming to explore the impact and consequence of popular science fiction ideas in today’s world – we dive deeper into some of the myriad themes explored in The Animatrix and ask what they mean for us twenty years after the first Matrix film was released.
The screening will be followed by a panel discussing the origins and philosophy of The Animatrix and the wider Matrix universe, and relating this to the emerging virtual worlds we can experience in 2019.
Joining us on stage will be:
Katerina Athanasopoulou – a Greek-born artist living in London who creates animation for cinema and gallery space. Her PhD at Plymouth University is researching the affective affordances of VR animated documentaries. Katerina’s films have been shown internationally at film festivals and galleries, including Clermont-Ferrand, Thessaloniki Biennale, European Media Art Festival, Centre des Arts Actuels Skol, the Onassis Foundation, and The Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb.
Roderick Morgan – Roderick runs digital performance charity Trajectory Theatre, and is a lead technician at Royal Holloway, University of London’s Storyfutures Academy.
Jo Kerr – Jo is a Fellow of Newspeak House (the London College of Political Technologists) interested in utopian and dystopian futures. She’s also a digital change consultant, Intersticia Fellow, trustee of Turn2us and chair of Trajectory Theatre, was formerly on the board of Sadler’s Wells, was voted “Number 1 Woman in Digital Under 30, 2014”, and is an immersive digital art enthusiast. She tweets at @jokerrconsults
- BBFC rating
- Running time
- 100 mins
- Japan, USA
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