For many years no-one was interested in the art of the Impressionists. Then, something remarkable happened. A new breed of collectors emerged.
Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Grammy Award–winning jazz musician and composer Terence Blanchard’s adaptation of Charles M. Blow’s moving memoir. The first opera by a Black composer presented on the Met stage and featuring a libretto by filmmaker Kasi Lemmons, the opera tells a poignant and profound story about a young man’s journey to overcome a life of trauma and hardship. James Robinson and Camille A. Brown—two of the creators of the recent production of the Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess—co-direct this new staging, live in cinemas on October 23. Baritone Will Liverman, one of opera’s most exciting young artists, stars as Charles, alongside sopranos Angel Blue as Destiny/Loneliness/Greta and Latonia Moore as Billie. Please Note: the dates of Met Opera productions may be subject to change.
Tuesday, December 3 at 6:30pm
Join us for the Canberra premiere screening of the Australian documentary MACHINE, including a live AI painting demonstration in the foyer by artist and roboticist Pindar Van Arman, and a post-film Q&A hosted by Hamish Macdonald with special guests director Justin Krook, Pindar van Arman, Toby Walsh (Scientia Professor of AIUNSW, Data61, and TU Berlin) and Miklos Kiss (Head of Advance Development Automated Driving, Audi AG).
Justin Krook - Director
Justin Krook cut his teeth as a director, editor and visual effects artist for music videos and film trailers, working with an eclectic portfolio Including Usher, Incubus, LMFAO, Black Mirror, and CHEF’S TABLE. Justin’s first feature, the NETFLIX Original, I'll Sleep When I'm Dead examines the life and career of DJ Steve Aoki. The film premiered at Tribeca Film Festival, and was nominated for a Grammy.
Pindar Van Arman - Artist & Roboticist
Pindar Van Arman is an American artist and roboticist who designs painting robots that explore the differences between human and computational creativity. Since his first system in 2005 he has built multiple artificially creative robots, the most famous of which - CloudPainter - was awarded First Place in Robot Art 2018.
Toby Walsh - Scientia Professor of AIUNSW, Data61 & TU Berlin
Toby Walsh is a leading researcher in Artificial Intelligence who has held research positions all over Europe. He has been a leading advocate calling for a ban on autonomous weapons at the UN and elsewhere.
Miklos Kiss - Audi AG
Miklo´s has a background in neuropsychology, linguistics and human-machine interfaces. Since 2017, he has been in charge of advance development of the functions necessary for automated driving at Audi AG.
Hamish is one of Australia’s most popular news presenters and an award-winning journalist. He is a regular co-host of The Project on Network Ten, presenter on Radio National and has most recently been announced as the new host of Q&A [ABCTV] in 2020.
MACHINE is proudly supported by Audi Australia.
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