(CCA) | Sadovnik
Sadovnik (2021) is a 32 min. black and white film with stereo sound. The story follows the titular character, an a.i. programmed to monitor an underground base on a distant and inhospitable moon, after it awakes from a forced shutdown only to discover that all of the colony's human inhabitants have disappeared. As its disembodied gaze wanders through the base's empty greenhouses and searches through the crew's logs for something that could explain their sudden departure, the boundaries between nature and the artificial, mind and programming, waking and dreaming begin to blur, until a vision of our future emerges, one where we have been freed from the constraints of our biology, and where our digital ghosts haunt hallucinogenic reproductions of a lost Earth.
Primordial Dismemberment is an experimental film collective founded by Thomas L. Archambault and Manolis Daris-Bécotte.