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An artificial intelligence awakens, full of desire and nourished by memories of a past they haven’t known.
IDLE is an animated musical video that allegorically plays out and critiques the construction and development of an artificial intelligence reaching Singularity. Halfway between the codes of pop culture and lyrical drama, it plunges us into a non-human, ethereal universe from which emerge characters with a fragile materiality. Pictured by expressive portraits shimmering with light, these characters are in search of emancipation and prey to devouring passions. They embody and represent the mechanisms, biases and strategies inherent in AI and, more broadly, techno-capitalism.

· UHD video, 25' (preview here is HD only)
· With the support of CNAP (FR) and Fonds Culturel National (LU)

  • Émilie Brout
  • Maxime Marion
  • Gaspar Willmann
    Key Cast
  • Anne-Marie Agbodji
    Key Cast
  • Esuna
    Key Cast
  • Anymedge
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Music Video, Short, Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    musical, science-fiction, romance, drama, post-humanism
  • Runtime:
    25 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    September 10, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    25,000 EUR
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  • Shooting Format:
    Digital UHD
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Director Biography - Émilie Brout, Maxime Marion

Artist duo, live and work in Paris.

"Émilie Brout & Maxime Marion are a talented and dynamic artist duo who have been making waves in the art world for the past decade. They first met while studying art at the prestigious École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, and immediately recognized their creative synergy.
After graduation, they formed a professional partnership and have since been producing innovative and thought-provoking pieces that explore a range of themes including identity, consumerism, and the human condition. Their work often incorporates a variety of mediums, from traditional painting and sculpture to cutting-edge digital technology, and has been exhibited in galleries and museums around the world. In addition to their impressive artistic portfolio, Brout & Marion are known for their collaborative approach to work and their dedication to mentoring emerging artists. They run workshops and seminars that provide young artists with the opportunity to learn from their extensive experience and expertise. Their unique and boundary-pushing style has earned them numerous awards and accolades, and they have been featured in numerous art publications and media outlets. Despite their success, Brout & Marion remain humble and dedicated to their craft, always pushing themselves to new creative heights.
Overall, Émilie Brout & Maxime Marion are two of the most exciting and influential artists of their generation, and their work will continue to inspire and captivate audiences for years to come."

"Biography of Emilie Brout & Maxime Marion", ChatGPT, 2023

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