The reconstituted film is strangely familiar but the space and time that it describes is ordered in a new and compelling way. Those who have seen Kubrick’s version may struggle to reconcile the old with the new, but the reward comes in surrendering one’s preconceptions, and watching closely the pattern, movement and sounds rendered by Bogart’s artificial intelligence.
In this unexpected way, we are offered the surprising opportunity to witness an artificial intelligence “watching” a film, which is itself a study of artificial intelligence, consciousness and perception, across space and time.
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Ben Bogart, Watching (2001: A Space Odyssey) (excerpts), 2018, HD video, Courtesy of the Artist