Video sprint: 3 days from start to end. The last day is a frenzy of editing the clips, locating the missing bits, imagining the graphic interlays. We conclude with a quick presentation: the end of the sprint.
Creating videos that communicate speculative futures is a strange process of imagining, then creating, a proposed but not predicted future. None of these ideas are predicted to come true, but they help to speculate on the range of things that might come true. What if breast milk were to be commoditised? What do we do with a lifespan well over 100 years? The programmes that society will need to be able to deal with these issues, should they arise, will be complex but hopefully not complicated, and interact with so many other issues.
The boundaries of a sprint format, with little time for distractions or tangents but also for reflection or experimenting, means that the end result is rough around the edges and necessarily unrefined. However we battled through and were able to get the videos viewed by 5pm. Not quite all flowing, but close. With a little bit of post-post-production, we hope to share them soon.
“The Special Programmes Programme is part of “PRESENTS OF THE FUTURE”, a project embracing a series of activities in Malta and Gozo, which build upon one another to think out load about possible futures of Europe investigating the unique perspectives of Malta.
Presents of the Future is part of the cultural program of the 2017 Maltese Presidency of the Council of the European Union with the support of Arts Council Malta and the Valletta 2018 Foundation.