(The Netherlands/Germany, 2019)

Location: virtual environment

Pinar & Viola - Panspermia

Multidisciplinary artists and creative duo Pinar&Viola tackle the urgency to resurface the conversation around panspermia and humanity’s increasing hunger to question our origins, especially in the age of space exploration and artificial intelligence. This short film, created with machine learning through clips generated by artificial intelligence, investigates the scientific hypothesis that human DNA evolved from alien DNA delivered to earth through an asteroid crash, billions of years ago, likely from Mars. It explores who we are fundamentally if we carry the DNA from not only our human lineage, but possibly alien life forms as well.

See the film in our virtual environment. Pinar Demirdag will give an online talk on 24 October from 17.30 – 18.30.

Audience: All ages
Accessible for people with hearing and visual impairments.


Artwork by Pinar&Viola and Sofia Crespo
Sound: Aski – Se
Concept/direction: Pinar&Viola
Neural artist: Sofia Crespo

Made with the support of the Richard Thomas Foundation