Xenofuturism: Welcome To The Antivoid

Xenofuturism: Welcome To The Antivoid, featuring Japanese Butoh dancer Yumino Seki (performer at Venice Biennale 2019) and directed by the Brighton-based Antivoid Alliance.

Xenofuturism, fugitive rationality, and the notion of the inhuman are presented as escape vectors within the speculative narrative of the film. The use of the prefix xeno denoting, not geographic or cultural 'foreigners', but instead, subjectivities and future scenarios that exist as alien to the capitalist realist field of possibility as it is currently understood.

The pace of the film is dictated by an audio recording of a live, noise-drone performance at the Green Door Store in Brighton. The affective registers of this resonant sound were used to guide the design of the formal visual elements. These registers were also used as a method of non-linear, and non-determinate transmission of meaning/s.

The protagonist of the video work is a carrier of multiple future subjectivities—an expansion of the human, toward an imaginary capable of encompassing a reality beyond capitalism.

  • Grant Cieciura
    Director
  • Caleb Madden
    Director
  • Tiago De Sousa
    Director
  • Grant Cieciura
    Writer
  • Caleb Madden
    Writer
  • Tiago De Sousa
    Writer
  • Grant Cieciura
    Producer
  • Caleb Madden
    Producer
  • Tiago De Sousa
    Producer
  • Yumino Seki
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Speculative, Xenofuturism, Art, Postcapitalism
  • Runtime:
    21 minutes 47 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 15, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    1080p HD single channel digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Coastal Currents
    St Leonards
    United Kingdom
    September 15, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Cinecity
    Brighton
    United Kingdom
    November 13, 2019
    Official Selection: Experimenta
Director Biography - Grant Cieciura, Caleb Madden, Tiago De Sousa

Antivoid Alliance: Grant Cieciura, Caleb Madden, Tiago De Sousa

Speculative art practice

Live AV performance, audio, voice, video installation, live art intervention, interaction, film, graphics, improvised noise and movement. Agents of the Antivoid.

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Director Statement

What will happen if we don't stop the global techno-capitalist project?

The protagonist in the film is a rupture in our present. An intervention in the development of the anthropo-capitalocene by demanding us to be more reflexive about our desires. This reflexivity is our way of disarming and unraveling the (ir)rationailty that underpins capitalism: the biggest threat to our ongoingness.

The rupture, the bizareness, the breakdown in the film. This enables us to see capitalism and the structures of our society as arbitrary and contingent. If we can take a position from the outside where we see the plasticity of our system. There is hope. There is an alternative.