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02.23.2024

Le FIFA opens its 42nd edition at the forefront of future challenges

Le FIFA opens its 42nd edition at the forefront of future challenges

Le FIFA is happy to open its 42nd edition with the short film presented at the last Venice Architecture Biennale, The Great Endeavor by Liam Young (USA/​Australia), and the feature-length film Obvious, hackers de l’art by Thibaut Sève (France).

Two films that place art at the forefront of the challenges of the future. Two films in which art meets science and technology to inspire the foundations of a new world.

An evening copresented with the PHI Centre, in the presence of director Thibaut Sève and two members of the Obvious collective.

Obvious, hackers de l’art by Thibaut Sève + The Great Endeavor by Liam Young
March 14 at 7pm at the Théâtre Outremont in Montreal

Obvious, hackers de l’art by Thibaut Sève
March 16 at 7pm at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (MNBAQ) in Quebec City

Obvious, hackers de l’art by Thibaut Sève will also be available online from March 22 to 31 on ARTS.FILM, Le FIFA’s online art film platform.

The Great Endeavour is a striking short film. Through captivating VFX images, it draws us into an imaginary world that presents us with a vision of the future that could influence scientists in their search for ways to combat the climate crisis. Art meets science to inspire solutions.” — Jacinthe Brisebois, Director of Programming at Le FIFA

The director of the documentary Obvious, hackers of art, followed this trio of creative and engaging young artists during key moments in their evolution as they became pioneers in learning AI. Presenting their unusual journey gives us a better understanding of the new challenges facing today’s young artists. For better or for worse, we can no longer ignore the new technologies that are increasingly part of our daily lives. We must now learn to combine the future with the present. — Jacinthe Brisebois, Director of Programming at Le FIFA


About the films

OBVIOUS, HACKERS DE L’ART by Thibaut Sève
France | 2023 | 1 h 15 min
French, English | Subtitles: English, French
North American Premiere
Trailer

October 2018, an earthquake shakes the foundations of the art world. The famous Christie’s auction house sells for $432,500 a work created in collaboration with artificial intelligence. At the origin of this revolution, the French collective Les Obvious. Hugo, Gauthier, and Pierre, three young self-taught artists pioneers of AI and NFTs, are determined to fight for their place in the elitist world of contemporary art. Through key moments of their career, Obvious, Hackers de l’art unveil the backstage of a silent revolution that shakes the cornerstone of artistic creation.

THE GREAT ENDEAVOR by Liam Young
United States, Australia | 2023 | 9 min
No dialogue
Canadian Premiere

Directed by Liam Young, The Great Endeavor addresses the climate crisis challenge with radical optimism. Dialogue-free, it relies on an immersive soundtrack to depict a futuristic world where immense energy structures and ships loom over tumultuous oceans. Through sophisticated VFX imagery, this short film envisions the construction of the largest engineering project in human history: the capture and underground storage of carbon dioxide on a gigaton scale, comparable to the global fossil fuel industry…

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