As part of the public programme of the exhibition Immerse! at Tallinn Art Hall’s Lasnamäe pavilion we invite you to attend a special screening of the 2017 film adaptation of Ghost in the Shell in Lindakivi Cultural Centre (Jaan Koorti 22) on Thursday, 20 April at 6.30 pm!
Immerse! explores the diverse aspects and philosophical, cognitive, and political implications of immersion made possible by computer technology today. The movie is based on Masamune Shirow’s renowned 1989 Japanese anime and follows Major, a cyborg with a synthetic body but the mind of a human being, who is saved from a near-death experience and becomes an elite soldier that helps track down dangerous criminals in a vast metropolis. The film portrays a world where people and machines are inseparable, and as a result, it is impossible to differentiate between reality and technology. It is a visually stunning thriller that surprisingly evokes deep emotions and captivates the audience. With VR and AI becoming more prevalent in our daily lives, as demonstrated in the art project in “Immerse!”, the film’s prophecy appears increasingly accurate.
The film is in English with Estonian and Russian subtitles. Duration of the film: 1 hour 47 minutes. The event is free of charge!
Before the screening, you can also join a tour of the exhibition in Estonian in the pavilion, starting at 6 pm.
The exhibition is realised within the framework of Beyond Matter, an international collaborative practice-based research project that brings cultural heritage and culture in development to the verge of virtual reality. Tallinn Art Hall has been part of this project since 2019, and the upcoming exhibition and catalogue mark the conclusion of this multi-year endeavour. This common undertaking seeks to engage with a contemporary shift – largely attributable to the rapid development, ubiquitous presence and use of computation and information technology – in the production and mediation of visual art within institutional frameworks. Beyond Matter is co-funded by the Creative Europe Program of the European Union.