From 27 September to 2 October, Ashley Baccus-Clark, Sara Ellis and Mark Atkin visited NFF 2019 via the Open Call of the International Visitor Programme of Het Nieuwe Instituut. Ashley, Sara and Mark were part of the Lab Life: In Search of the Miraculous programme during the festival. Ashley also organised the two-day workshop Miraculous Futures in collaboration with Klasien van de Zandschulp.
Lab Life: In Search of the Miraculous is a programme about the rapid development of new and complex techniques such as artificial intelligence, apps, online platforms and multiple realities such as MR, VR and XR and the possibilities these technologies offer to filmmakers, storytellers and artists.
Ashley Baccus-Clark is a biologist and multidisciplinary artist. She uses new media and storytelling to explore themes such as deep learning, knowledge, memory, race, trauma and systems of belief. She regularly works with Hyphen-Labs and is part of the Ida Rubin Artists in Residence programme of the MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology.