Hosted by MUBI Garage is a unique experiment in cinematic form, exploring the potential of international collaboration in the age of the internet. Inspired by the implications of literary ergodicity and its relation to the cinema, The Ergodic Cinema Project seeks to invent a system which imparts upon the spectator an experience of contextualization and re-contextualization of narrative information akin to the following of information on the internet from hyperlink to hyperlink. Individual film segments represent possible deviations and varying avenues of a collective narrative. Our “key” segment takes place in the late 1960’s Rio de Janeiro, focusing on the life of a woman and her search for a political activist who has recently gone missing. Subsequent films may be followed by the viewer in any number of combinations, the essential problematic of the “key” segment unfolding in different ways through different films.
List of collaborators to date:
Dandara (Act 1) | Ryan Estabrooks (Act 2) | Odilonvert (Act 2) | Santropez (Act 2) | Tremolo (Act 3) | Roboko (Act 3) | Dylan Ibrahim (Act 3) | Bobby Kenneth LePire | JP. Schmidt (Act 4) | D♯ (Act 4) | PolarisDiB (Act 5) | Ricky Richtoffen (Act 5) | Max Slobodin (Act 5) |