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A film by Benoît Labourdette (3’10s, 2016).
21 June 2016. Published by Benoît Labourdette.

Wonder about the foundations of language, its meaning and its forms... for men and machines.

This film is part of the transmedia project “The singularity” (www.la-singularite.com).

Why this movie ?

Poetic variation from a text of Jacques Lacan (the Seminar - Book II (1954-1955) - XXII - Where is talk ? Where is language ?

Text prepared by Jacques-Alain Miller - Editions du Seuil.

In 1955, the psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan asks about forms and functions of language, between humans, between humans and machines, and machines between machines. In my opinion, in a pre-conscience of the subject, he defines the foundations for a psychoanalysis of artificial intelligence.

Kaleidoscope offers a very “organic” vision. As a visual metaphor of cell division, it opens up a field of perceptions and emotions, far beyond the ornamental it might seem at first glance. This figure has always concerned me, I offer you cinematic explorations.