Set in China in 2065, this double feature explores two visions of autonomous and creative artificial intelligence.
In Geomancer (2017), Lawrence Lek imagines creative awakening of an artificial intelligence: an autonomous satellite with the dream of becoming the first AI artist. Geomancer imagines the crisis that might happen when the world has become a techno-industrial complex run by a post-human intelligence, and creative originality is no longer be considered that special.
The second CGI feature AIDOL (2019) tells the story of a fading superstar, Diva, who enlists an aspiring AI songwriter to mount a comeback performance at the 2065 eSports Olympic finale. Set in a smoke-and-mirrors realm of fantastical architecture, sentient drones and snow-deluged jungles, AIDOL revolves around the long and complex struggle between humanity and Artificial Intelligence. Fame – in all its allure and emptiness – is set against the bigger contradictions of a post-AI world, a world where originality is sometimes no more than an algorithmic trick and where machines have the capacity for love and suffering.