Bliss Point, 2023
Film – 26 min

Synopsis:

Bliss Point plunges us into the ever-accelerating rhythm of food supply and the emergence of new techno-capitalist processes. The film guides us from dark kitchens and food advertising sets to AI-managed warehouses. A delivery rider cycles across the city to a makeshift trailer where workers flip burgers. Algorithm powered robots buzz through a sprawling grid of crates and 3D printers stack layers of computer-generated data to produce food alternatives. Drawing from the concept of optimal palatability, Bliss Point reveals the entanglement of automation and human labour, and the ways in which the aesthetics and the politics of food intersect. Together with Future Foods (2020) and Agrilogistics (2022), it completes a trilogy on scopic food regimes.

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Technical Details:

Title: Bliss Point
Year: 2023
Duration: 26 min
Country: Italy, UK and Spain
Format: 4K AppleProRes4444/DCP, Dolby Surround 5.1

 

Poster:
By Cristina Daura


Screenings:


Tate Modern: Politics of Food

Credits:

Produced by Lo Schermo dell’Arte with Fondazione In Between Art Film
with the support of the VISIO Production Fund Creative Producer: Leonardo Bigazzi

With additional support of Medialab Matadero as part of LAB#02 curated by Eduardo Castillo Vinuesa, Goldsmiths Art Research, Consortium for the Humanities and the Arts South-east England (CHASE), Tractora Koop As part of the Barrunbe Residency Program at Atoi.

A film by : Gerard Ortín Castellví  Editing: Ainara Elgoibar, Usue Arrieta, Gerard Ortín Castellví Assistant Producer: Bianca Hlywa Sound Design: Oriol Campi Solé Color Grading: Anna Barsukova Research Advice: Ros Gray, Wood Roberdeau Prop Fabrication: Robert Mc Leod.

Unit I

Cinematography: Albert Badia, Gerard Ortín Castellví Sound: Simon Williams Assistant Producer: Bianca Hlywa Filmed at: Finesse Films (Spain), Novameat (Spain) Finesse Films: Mariu Monsalve, Esther Padial, Angelo Freda, Alejandro H. Madrid, Lis Acconciagio, Javier González, Juan Amundarain, Luis Giordana, Belén Menjibar Novameat: Francesco Riccobono, Giuseppe Scionti, Joan Solomando, Lucía Gutiérrez, Novameat Team.

Unit II

Cinematography: Gerard Ortín Castellví Sound: Oriol Campi Solé Drone Cinemaptography: Henrik Jensen (Helikopterfoto) Assistant Producer: Bianca Hlywa Filmed at: Matsmart-Motatos (Sweden), Element Logic’s Autostore (Sweden) Matsmart-Motatos: Isabelle Bjerlestam, Hanna Thofelt Lindstrom , Friedrick Karlsson, Hanor Hashid Element logic: Joachim Kieninger, Anders Bohlin, Marco Dewitz, Albert Vidal, Elena de Jesús, Oscar Blomberg.

Unit III

Cinematography: Pep Bosch Sound: Tom Fisher Gaffer: Duncan Yeldham Producer: Lisa Barnard Art Direction: Bianca Hlywa Fox: Blaze Wranglers: Barbara Molloy, Angela Bell Grip: Mo Abdi Cooks: Sheryar Ahmed, Asfandyar Ahmed Riders: Kevin Marte, Amar Yousif Abakar Filmed At: Jongor Hire (UK) Jongor: Tom Dawson, Millie Smith, Jongor Team.

Many thanks to: Agnese Marino, Alba Baeza, Alessandro Rabottini, Ane Rodríguez, Anna Castellví, Anna Colin, Ariadna Serrahima, Aziz Hazara, Beatrice Bulgari, Beatrice Galluzzo, Beny Wagner, Boris Puyana, Clara Pereda, Edgar Schmidtz, Gabriel Ortín, Galeria Àngels Barcelona, Guillem Serrahima, Gwil Hughes, Hanna Rullman, Jenny Lindblom, Jol Thoms, Jordi Morera, Josefin Arnell, Julia Nueno, Julian Siravo, Jérémie Danon, Lur Olaizola, Maryam Tafakory, Paul Heintz, Pol Esteve, Randa Maroufi, Santiago Rivas, Sasha Litvintseva, Silvana Fiorese, Silvia Lucchesi, Simon Liu, Sophie Cavoulacos, Susan Schuppli, UCL Department of Anthropology, Valentine Umansky, Yuyan Wang.