THE COMPASSION MACHINE
To prevent unwanted behaviours, we are constantly monitored and observed. But what if those algorithms measured our propensity for kindness? This is the question raised by Ensemble Ensemble. By letting themselves be scanned by the massive camera, spectators receive a personalized prediction of their future altruistic actions. If they wish, they can also influence the settings of the machine which measures the goodwill index of the Saint-Laurent Metro station's public square in real time. An invitation to reject everyday suspicion.
Sun. to Wed. : 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Thu. to Sat. : 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Creation and production: Ensemble Ensemble
Sound design: DJ Mini
Graphic design: TagTeam
A National Film Board of Canada and Quartier des Spectacles Partnership co-production
Jonathan Bélisle, Franck Desvernes, Sylvain Dumais, François Pallaud, and Marianne Prairie (Montreal, Canada)