The production Moving Sand/Topos, by composer and musician Floros Floridis and filmmaker Jeanine Meerapfel, is an audiovisual essay that combines film music, dance and text. Artificial intelligence is ubiquitous and continues to have a radical effect on nearly all areas of human life. This work pinpoints thechanges and consequences that result from an ever-increasing use of artificial intelligence – how it impacts our lives and relationships to the rest of the world. Such changes that influence our perceptionof a “topos” (and its varied levels of meaning) inspired this audiovisual essay.
Moving Sand / Topos builds on an experimental format that the two artists previously developed for the Akademie production Confusion / Diffusion (2014). It uses diverse media to investigate
differing narrative forms, their limitations and where they overlap or diverge. Through the combination of film imagery with live, improvised music, dance and fragments from documentary texts, the essay associatively points out how digital mania and technology colonise our daily lives and fundamentally influence the balance between psychological, cognitiveand biological aspects of life.