On 8 and 9 September, Parsec will take part in RESTART URBAN FESTIVAL by curating the video screening programme on both evenings. 

This year’s festival is inspired by the solarpunk philosophy, a movement that, starting from science fiction, brings together the ideas of eco-anarchism and post-dystopianism, imagining utopian harmonies between nature and new technologies. 

Three film works will be screened:

The Slow Longing (2020)
by Sofia Albina Novikoff Unger 

Around the year 2100, a tired con-man character who takes the form of an anthropomorphised rabbit named Niva moves through an alienating landscape. A post-apocalyptic sci-fi scenario invites the viewer’s imagination to wander with Niva in search of a missing friend. In the background, a voice from the future speaks of lost civilisations that bear a striking resemblance to our own and of man-made technologies that have turned against their creators.

Sofia Albina Novikoff Unger is a Danish Russian/Ukrainian artist. Her practice uses different media including video, installation, textiles, 3D printing and sound.

The Castle (2022)
by Jurgis Lietunovas 

A person lying on a small piece of worn grass near Vilnius Central Station and another, apparently lost, moving through a field with a cigarette between his fingers. These two identities lead the artist to imagine their thoughts and visions, in an attempt to understand their distance.

Jurgis Lietunovas is a multidisciplinary designer, specialising in the fields of CGI, film, visual identity and art direction. His work explores, evaluates and builds an understanding of current visual culture and its role in the overall cultural ecosystem.

A Deepward Rise (2023)
by Apotropia 

A journey into the depths of the psyche. A symbolic ascending path that brings to the surface the fundamental opposition between the visible and the invisible, the conscious and the unconscious, heaven and earth. A visual exploration and contemplation of finitude as a gateway to the infinite.

APOTROPIA is an artist duo formed by Antonella Mignone and Cristiano Panepuccia. They work through video, dance, performance, sound and installation and explore the philosophical, anthropological and scientific elements of human culture.