Sat, Apr 16|
Sapient_2.021 and "The Body Electric"
Screening of the short film Sapient_2.021 by Amenda Tate followed by a lecture and a collaborative live performance with dancer and choreographer Lovar Davis Kidd and Manibus painting robot. The performance combines humanity & tech to focus on that which separates the two: the ability to improvise.
Time & Location
Apr 16, 2022, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Iowa City, 404 E College St #100, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
About the Event
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A Science on Screen® Event | Tickets $5 | Featuring dance performance by Lovar Davis Kidd
Pre-show presentation: The Body Electric: The Art of Movement and Robotics w/ Amenda Tate, Artist, Producer/Director, Technologist
A short art documentary exploring labor, empathy, and humanity in the tech-saturated era of pandemic. This performative experimental film was conceived by artist Amenda Tate, creator of the Manibus Project which sees the creation of an artistic depiction of the dynamics of movement through a robotic painting. The concept is brought to life through the collaborative efforts of an immensely talented cast and crew of Iowans - all creative innovators in their own rights.
In 2022, for the fifth consecutive year, FilmScene is thrilled to join theaters across the country to present Science on Screen®, with a six-film program, starting in March, exploring the climate crisis, women in science, dance and robotics, food science in cannabis, and more. Each event includes dialogue with individuals connected to the film and/or with experts in the field, to enhance our understanding of science in cinema. Science on Screen® is an initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre, with major support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.