Presented by Steven Soderbergh, Visitors reveals humanity’s trancelike relationship with technology, which connects humans in extreme emotional states to experiences far outside themselves. Beyond simply relaying information about the historical moment in which we live, the film is a visceral exploration of the senses and the kinds of machinery we’ve built to expand them. Visitors, the fourth feature-length collaboration between filmmaker Godfrey Reggio (Koyaanisqatsi, Powaqqatsi and Naqoyqatsi) and composer Philip Glass, was made with filmmaker Jon Kane.
The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with Reggio and Langdon Winner, Rensselaer professor of science and technology studies. A panel discussion with Director Geodfrey Reggio and Rensselaer Professor Langdon Winner will follow the screening.