Dossier of Tentacular

Tuomas A. Laitinen

Dossier of Tentacular is a knotty and tragicomic organism that explores the techniques behind information production and dissemination, as well as ecological change and issues related to neoliberal language. The visual form of the work is reminiscent of a notebook whose pages become filled with pictures, diagrams and notes. The texts explore different ways to use language: one mode is like an expository lecture, while the other consists of poetic expressions created by an artificial intelligence that was whose source material is the collected works of Samuel Beckett. Based on keywords and triggers associated with the theme of the video, the algorithm generates absurd and laborious poetry. These elements combine in a chaotic way in the video, creating overlapping metafictive layers.

Production Year
2018
Duration
00:10:45
Type
Genre
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Original Title
Dossier of Tentacular
English Title

Dossier of Tentacular

Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
Yes
Sound
Yes
Cast
Tuomas A. Laitinen (Author), Tuomas A. Laitinen (Cinematographer), Tuomas A. Laitinen (Director), Tuomas A. Laitinen (Editor), Tuomas A. Laitinen (Producer), Tuomas A. Laitinen (Script), Kimmo Modig (Script), Tuomas A. Laitinen (Sound Design)
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Tuomas Aleksander Laitinen’s current work and research focuses on the entanglements of human and non-human coexistence. Laitinen constructs situations and installations that are exploring the porous interconnectedness of language, body, and matter within morphing ecosystems. Laitinen’s works have been recently shown in the 21st Biennale of Sydney, 7th Bucharest Biennale, SADE LA (Los Angeles), Amado Art Space (Seoul), Moving Image New York, Art Sonje Center (Seoul), Helsinki Contemporary, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art, MOCA Shanghai & Cinemateca do MAM Rio de Janeiro.