Film / Viera Čakányová: White on White - Festival NASUTI

Film / Viera Čakányová: White on White

Original title: Biela na bielej

Direction: Viera Čákanyová

Screenplay: Viera Čákanyová

DOP: Viera Čákanyová, Tomáš Klein, Dominik Jursa

Editing: Viera Čákanyová, Marek Šulík

Sound: Viera Čákanyová, Tobias Potočný

Duration: 74 min

Year: 2020

Country: Slovakia, Czech Republic

Production: Guča s.r.o., MARINA FILMS

Distribution: Film Expanded

 

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.