Lorem A Thousand Steps
Archive About Flux
Split 12” & AV Film
Communion (label)

Communion, 2021 Text, music and video by Lorem. Music is a neural rework of De Santis Shabara "A 1000 steps" Virus Arps overdubs by Stefano Scattolin.

A thousand steps" was premièred on apr 1st, 2020 at Go Short International Short Film Festival, Nijmegen and Screened at Design Film Festival at Fiber Festival Amsterdam.

The AV work is the result of a sonic collaboration with Indonesian experimental/traditional Rulli Shabara (member of seminal bands Senyawa and Zoo) and Italian percussionist Daniele De Santis (Gruen, Morphosis Records).

Entirely realized though Al systems, "A thousand steps" is about exploring past, present and future as it relates to our constant journey back and forth between our own psyches and non-human unconscious.

A neural network was trained to write the whole plot according with a dataset composed by original transcriptions of Mirek Hardiker’s dreams. Hardiker, researcher at SRU (Stanford) during the ‘80’s, built a huge dataset of daily transcriptions, covering a time span of about 21 years. Al-generated images and sounds interprete then those words, disclosing an eerie, uncanny journey into the deepest.