for here am i sitting in a tin can far above the world

The experimental double-screen film addresses the links between crypto culture and cryogenics as two speculative technologies for which the future becomes an economic resource to be exploited. Through a collage of YouTube videos, archival images and 3D animations, the film explores the links between financial speculation, speculative science-fiction, and the prediction and governance of the future.
Examining the fantasies conveyed by crypto-currencies, an invisible narrator recounts her intimate dreams and fears. She accompanies us on a dreamlike, poetic, historical and futuristic audiovisual journey, and evokes the figure of the American extropian and cypherpunk Hal Finney, a crucial figure in the history of Bitcoin but also a cryogenic patient since 2014. In the narrator’s dreams, after a future Great Depression, Finney integrates a part of society that has gone into suspended animation or subsidised biostasis in order to accelerate economic recovery.
Exploring the sensation of temporary floating through the figure of “suspended animation”, the film also evokes a historical epoch marked by a high degree of unpredictability and uncertainty, due to the acceleration and disruption of new technologies, as well as to the multiple consequences of the Anthropocene. Is humanity floating in uncertainty, or are we rather in free fall?
by Gala Hernández López
with Olivia Delcán, Joseph Grossi
France 2024 English 18' Colour & Black/White World premiere | Documentary form

With

  • Olivia Delcán
  • Joseph Grossi

Crew

DirectorGala Hernández López
ScreenplayGala Hernández López
EditingGala Hernández López
MusicDiego Delgado
Sound DesignMathias Arrignon
AnimationXinxin Kong
ProducersGala Hernández López, Quentin Brayer, Yannick Beauquis
Executive ProducerGala Hernández López

Produced by

Don Quichotte Films

Paris, France

www.donquichottefilms.com www.donquichottefilms.com

Gala Hernández López

Gala Hernández López is an artist-researcher and filmmaker. Her work accentuates interdisciplinary research with the production of essay films, video installations and performances, which explore new modes of subjectivation specifically produced by computational digital capitalism. She examines, through a feminist and critical lens, the discourses and imaginaries circulating in virtual communities as symptomatic fictions of the state of the world. Her work has been shown at DOK Leipzig, Cinéma du Réel, IndieLisboa, Transmediale and the Salon de Montrouge, among others.

Filmography

2022 La Mécanique des Fluides (The Mechanics of Fluids); 38 min. 2024 for here am i sitting in a tin can far above the world

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2024

Dates

Programme 6

The Perfect Square | QUEBRANTE | for here am i sitting in a tin can far above the world | Here We Are

Mon Feb 19 13:00

Arsenal 1

Subtitles: English

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Wed Feb 21 21:00

Cinema Betonhalle@Silent Green

Subtitles: English

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Sat Feb 24 16:00

Arsenal 1

Subtitles: English

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