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by Viera Čákanyová


White on White is director Viera Čákanyová’s video diary that she kept while staying at the Polish Antarctic station, where in 2017 she shot the film FREM (2019), whose main character was an artificial neural network. During her stay, the author chats with various artificial intelligences, leading conversations that touch on the nature of film, art, and the meaning of life while also revealing a way of thinking that’s free from humanity and from an emotionality that forces deep introspection. Footage from her routine, everyday life at the station contrasts with lyrical images of the immaculate Antarctic nature, which the author complements with her own commentary and thoughts provoked by the loneliness of the ice-covered landscape.

international title: White on White
original title: Biela na bielej
country: Slovakia, Czech Republic
year: 2020
genre: documentary
directed by: Viera Čákanyová
film run: 74'
screenplay: Viera Čákanyová
cinematography by: Viera Čákanyová, Tomáš Klein, Dominik Jursa
producer: Viera Čákanyová
production: Marina Films

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