28th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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Dossier of Tentacular
Dossier of Tentacular
Dossier of Tentacular

Dossier of Tentacular

director: Tuomas A. Laitinen
original title: Dossier of Tentacular
country: Finland, United States
year: 2018
running time: 10 min.


The intricate structure of the film seems to unfurl in several tangled tentacles: one strand is made up of liminal ideas of non-human or more-than-human subjectivities, another layer is a lecture attacking institutional forms of knowledge production and preservation delivered by a man who is all too familiar with them, and the third layer is a poetic artificial intelligence generating texts based on the work of Samuel Beckett.

“Some [scientists] go so far as to say that [cephalopods] have nine brains: one central one, and then all eight arms have enough neurons to allow ‘independent’ operation. My work and research with cephalopods have been mimicking this kind of decentralized ethos.”

Zdroj citátu: Bomb magazine.


Finnish multimedia artist Tuomas Aleksander Laitinen (born 1976) works with moving image, sound, light, glass, algorithms and chemical and microbiological processes. He deals with ecological themes, critical reflection on ways of creating knowledge and various incarnations of the concept of the extended mind.

more about film

director: Tuomas A. Laitinen
cast: Rebecca Clamp
producer: Tuomas A. Laitinen
script: Tuomas A. Laitinen, Kaino Wennerstrand
Ministerstvo kultury
Fond kinematografie
Creative Europe Media
Město Jihlava
Kraj Vysočina
Česká televize
Český rozhlas