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aircode 'Surface Tension' by Federico Barni

Rob Ulitski - 25th Oct 2023

Inside an industrial office setting, a group of workers tap away in a trance, as the surrounding technology slicks wet with some sort of slime, in Federico Barni's dark sci-fi spectacle for experimental electronic artist aircode. 

The abstract imagery and slow-moving camerawork reveals the mystery piece by piece, never giving away the whole truth, but enough of it to make it feel haunting and otherworldly. 

"This is a music video, but also a cinematic science fiction short of sorts, about a mysterious and potentially sentient liquid computer machine," says Barni about the concept, which blends the futuristic dystopia of The Matrix with something contemporary and unsettling. 

 

Rob Ulitski - 25th Oct 2023

Tags

  • Experimental
  • Dystopia
  • Futuristic
  • Sentient
  • Machine
  • Cinematic
  • Film

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Credits

Production/Creative

Director
Federico Barni
Producer
Xiaoxuan Zhu
Production Company
Ansible Studio

Camera

Director of Photography
Mark Gee
Focus Puller
Jonny Lewis
2nd AC
Callum Reeves
Steadicam
Nicholas Di Matteo

Art

Production designer
Elena Isolini
Assistant Art Director
Kamran Nayyer

Grading

Colourist
John Alexander Lowe S

Rob Ulitski - 25th Oct 2023

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