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THE KEY TO TIME

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Roderick Coover (FR/US) & Krzysztof Wołek (PL)

Lesya Ukrainka Theatre (Horodotska str., 36)



Key to Time is an immersive, operatic film designed for immersive cinematic experiences. It tells a story about time, love and mutation faced with the challenges of scientific hubris, climate change and mass extinction.

Synopis

Tanek is trapped in the future. He was sent there after an accident involving a time-travel machine prototype and his girlfriend’s strange glass hand. Floods and contamination have led to wars, and new war technologies threaten to destroy the world. Tanek’s only hope seems to be to travel back in time. He tries to travel through dreams, but his plans go awry and he arrives in a parallel universe where his doppelgänger is trying to use Anna’s powers for his own gain.

Roderick Coover (b. 1967) has been a leading innovator in emerging cinematic works since the 1990s, creating new forms of interactive, algorithmic and panoramic digital cinema such as the VR work Hearts and Minds: The Interrogations Project, the algorithmic narrative Toxi•City: A Climate Change Narrative, the interactive series, The Unknown Territories Project, and numerous others. His work is exhibited in art and performance venues and public spaces such as the Venice Biennale Hypermedia Pavilion, The Nobel Peace Prize Forum, Bibliotheque Nationale de France, and Museum Santa Monica Barcelona as well as at international film and digital art festivals like SIGGRAPH, ISEA, Philadelphia International FF and Documenta Madrid. His commissions cross genres with invitations from museums of art, science and culture, including, among others, the American Philosophical Society Museum in Independence Hall and the Science History Museum. He has received Fulbright, Mellon, Whiting, Spire, Sea(s), ELO and LEF awards, among others.

Roderick Coover (b. 1967) has been a leading innovator in emerging cinematic works since the 1990s, creating new forms of interactive, algorithmic and panoramic digital cinema such as the VR work Hearts and Minds: The Interrogations Project, the algorithmic narrative Toxi•City: A Climate Change Narrative, the interactive series, The Unknown Territories Project, and numerous others. His work is exhibited in art and performance venues and public spaces such as the Venice Biennale Hypermedia Pavilion, The Nobel Peace Prize Forum, Bibliotheque Nationale de France, and Museum Santa Monica Barcelona as well as at international film and digital art festivals like SIGGRAPH, ISEA, Philadelphia International FF and Documenta Madrid. His commissions cross genres with invitations from museums of art, science and culture, including, among others, the American Philosophical Society Museum in Independence Hall and the Science History Museum. He has received Fulbright, Mellon, Whiting, Spire, Sea(s), ELO and LEF awards, among others.

Web: roderickcoover.com

Krzysztof Wołek (b. 1976) is a composer, improviser, and installation artist. He is currently working as an Associate Professor of Music Composition and a Director of Digital Composition Studies at the University of Louisville. He received commissions from the Warsaw Autumn Festival, the Siemens Foundation, SCI/ASCAP, among others, as well as awards, grants and stipends from the University of Chicago, University of Louisville, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Kentucky Arts Council and Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. He is a passionate advocate of contemporary acoustic and electronic music and multimedia compositions and serves on the jury of the Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition and Frank Robert Abell Young Composers Competition for New Chamber Works. His compositions received a number of awards, such as the Prix for Mobile Variations at the Concours Internationaux de Musique et d’Art Sonore Electroacoustiques- Bourges – 2007. His works span a broad spectrum, from purely acoustic, improvisational and electronic to various forms of multidisciplinary collaborations. They have been presented at various festivals of contemporary music and art in Europe, North America and Asia.

Web: www.krzysztofwolek.com