From 8th April until 15th April 2020 the ongoing series SUPERFLEX PRESENTS will shine a spotlight on the film The Green Island in the Red Sea.
The film presents the untold history of the robot citizenry of Vallensbæk, a suburban municipality south of Copenhagen that developed a progressive campaign for a robot-integration policy in the 1970s. By presenting a narrative for the trajectory of the past, The Green Island in the Red Sea challenges seeming certainties of our present and opens discussion around the prospect of an automated future. The - perhaps - fictional history of securing rights for one city’s robot citizenry raises current and emerging questions around the rights of the robots among us.
As a society, how do we legally recognise artificial intelligence? Are we challenged to secure working conditions in a shifting economy? How can we integrate automated lifeforms and to which extend? Perhaps we can look to the robot integration process of Vallensbæk for answers.
The Green Island in the Red Sea was commissioned by DIAS (Digital Interactive Art Space) and was first presented at Vallensbæk S-train station in 2017.
The film will be available online until 15 April on: https://superflex.net/superflexpresents
While most museums and culture institutions remain closed, SUPERFLEX PRESENTS will continue to make films and audio works available online. Further information will continue to be published in social media and our website.