Timo Wright’s experimental short documentary film Ex Nihilo (2017) will be screened at New York City Independent Film Festival, held from May 7–13. The screening of Ex Nihilo takes place in Experimental Film Session #1, on Wednesday, May 9, at 21:00.
Ex Nihilo is an experimental short documentary about life, death and our attempts to control them. It tells the stories of an advanced humanoid robot, a cryonics facility, where brains of deceased are held and of a seed vault, where crop seed from around the world are kept frozen. The three-channel installation version of Ex Nihilo was first shown at IDFA DocLab 2017 while the screening version premiered at Slamdance Film Festival in January 2018.
Timo Wright is a media artist based in Helsinki, Finland. Wright has graduated with MA degree from the Aalto University School of Art and Design in Helsinki in 2014. He has participated in domestic and international exhibitions since the mid 2000s including Kunsthall Charlottenborg (2017), Samuelis Baumgarte Galerie (2017), Galerie Anhava (2016), Helsinki Art Museum (2013), Helsinki Design Museum (2012), Amos Anderson Art Museum (2012), Kunsthalle Helsinki (2012, 2010, 2009) and Helsinki Art Museum’s Kluuvi Gallery (2012). His films have been shown at over 40 festivals worldwide, including IDFA, Rotterdam International Film Festival, Slamdance and Japan Media Arts Festival.
New York City Independent Film Festival, 7.–13.5.2018
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