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Accelerate or Die (12*) + ScreenTalk with Jake Chapman and Dr Isabel Millar, hosted by Elfie Reigate

A middle aged man stares directly ahead, with stints in his eyes holding them open.

 Why is it easier to imagine the end of the world than the end of Capitalism? 

One of Britain’s most provocative artists Jake Chapman responds to the question: Why is it easier to imagine the end of the world than the end of Capitalism? 

The answer may lie in ‘Accelerationism’. Capitalism, it claims, is breaking down society, humanity, and our planet. Accelerationists assert that the only way forward is not to struggle against runaway technological advancement and the cultural and political fragmentation that accompanies it, but to embrace it and ride it even harder, regardless of where that takes us.

This dynamic film focuses on the meeting point of technology, Capitalism and the climate crisis, featuring the likes of Jeanette Winterson and Will Self. As he reimagines documentary, he invites us to buckle up and enjoy the ride in a thrilling visual assault of art, generative AI and thought-provoking perspectives.

Tagged with: Cinema ScreenTalks

UK, 2023, Mike Christie, 60min


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