Master filmmaker Werner Herzog’s most anticipated documentary film Lo & Behold: Reveries of the Connected World will make its Asian premiere on 18 August at ArtScience Museum in Marina Bay Sands. It explores the brave new world of big data, and how the internet revolution is changing society.
In Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World, master filmmaker, Werner Herzog tackles one of the most complex and troubling topics of our lifetimes, the internet. In his most anticipated film since Grizzly Man, Herzog thoughtfully, gracefully and at times defiantly explores the World Wide Web in 10 chapters, ranging from the celebratory “Early Days” and “Glory of the Net” to more insipid topics like “Earthly Invaders” and “The End of the Net”.
Frequently speaking off-screen but never seen in front of it, Herzog invites us to share in his musings, often challenging his subjects with beguiling metaphysical questions such as: Can a network-empowered machine find love? Hope? Believe in God? His informal and unpretentious relationship with the technology ultimately serves as his motivation.
“It was a very, very intense curiosity that moved me forward.” says Herzog. “The real depth of the film comes from of the depth of discourse,” he explains. “You see, I’m not a journalist. I do not have a catalog of questions. It’s just discourse, and I spontaneously come up with certain things.”
August: 18 – 23, 29 – 30
September: 3-5, 9-12, 17-20, 23, 25-27, 30
October: 1-2, 7-9, 14, 16-20, 23, 25-27, 30
11am, 1pm, 3pm and 5pm
Duration: 98min running time
Venue: ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands, Level 4, Expression Gallery
Admission: Free admission, register in the lobby for entrance
When: 18 Aug - 8 Nov 2016,