A DIALOGUE WITH CYBERSPACE  -  2018

SYNOPSIS

Is the world just a place where our bodies live? What is it like to have a body and how is it related to what we feel? While we are trying to navigate our way into a new virtual existence, a digital entity starts to admire our capacity to perceive.

DIRECTOR'S STATEMENT

In our everyday face-to-face interaction, we express ourselves with our bodies. It gives us to ability to physically be with each other. Since a few decades an increasing part of our interaction takes place via new technologies, with the result that we’ve created a digital version of ourselves that we can shape however we want it to be. I think that by trying to replace our physical way of being by online interaction we started an ambiguous quest that confuses us. This confusion, of our physical self opposite to it’s virtual replica, forms the foundation of this film. By showing how our digital self envies our capacity to feel, I aim to create awareness for something we tend to take for granted.

FESTIVAL SELECTIONS

International Film Festival Rotterdam (Netherlands, 2018)
Hong Kong International Film Festival (Hong Kong, 2018)
Short Film Festival Oberhausen (Germany, 2018)
NEMAF Seoul (South Korea, 2018)
Nijmeegse Kunstnacht (Netherlands, 2018)
25fps Zagreb (Croatia, 2018)
Film Festival Gent (Belgium, 2018)
Riga International Film Festival (Latvia, 2018)
Werkleitz Festival (Germany, 2018)
Contact International Student Film Festival (Turkey, 2018)
INSCIENCE International Science Film Festival (Netherlands, 2018)
Wunderground Film Festival (Verbeke Foundation, Belgium 2018)
International Short Film Festival Leuven (Belgium, 2018)
VERS Awards (Netherlands, 2018)
Transmediale (Germany, 2019)
Rialto for Short (Netherlands, 2019)
FRITS #8 (Belgium, 2019)
IMPAKT Augment and Disrupt (Netherlands, 2019)

Rotterdams Open Doek Film Festival (Netherlands, 2019)

iNovuss (Latvia, 2019)
International Dance Film Festival Brussels (Belgium, 2019)
Besides the Screen (Brasil, 2019)

Videodance Studies Valencia (Spain, 2019)

Genre 

Experimental Documentary
Running time

14’40’’
Format

1,85:1 / colour
Language

English
Country of Production

Belgium / Netherlands
Director

Brian den Hartog
Camera

Bart Peeters
Sound

Benjamin Theuns, Feras Daouk
Editing

Lawrence Paul Foley
Sound Design and mixing

Feras Daouk
Grading

Stefan Van Hooydonck
Foley Artist

Benjamin Theuns
Narrator

Thomas Dudkiewicz
Dancers

Meri Pajunpää, Neus Klein, Maria De Dueñas, Jeanne Colin, Nathan Jardin,

Peter De Vuyst, Matevz Dobaj, Povilas Bastys and Yumi Osanai


A production by

Royal Institute for Theatre, Cinema and Sound

Hartog Film


With the support of

Workspace Brussels

Distribution

LIMA Amsterdam
www.li-ma.nl

Press

Review Kortfilm.be (in Dutch)

Interview Breedbeeld (in Dutch)

A Dialogue With Cyberspace naar Hong Kong (in Dutch)