International Film Festival Rotterdam

January 26 - Febbruary 6, 2022

In the film essay ‘The Reflection of the Man’ Martine Stig grapples with the meaning of the human in a hybrid world. Employing ubiquitous technologies like face recognition software, while also reflecting on them, Stig examines the act of seeing beyond the explorative and the embodied. Stig uses Rorschach techniques and algorithms in order to draw closer to nonhuman companions, and speculatively broadens the concept of being present.

The Reflection of the Man results from the artist ongoing dialogue with writer Ilse van Rijn about technology and memory in a more-than-human world.