In Search of UIQBrisbane, Australia
|Part of||OtherFilm / IMA|
|Where||Institute of Modern Art|
|Date||Thursday, 6 March 2014|
OtherFilm screen Paris-based filmmakers Graeme Thomson and Silvia Maglioni’s In Search of UIQ, a new experimental documentary based on Félix Guattari’s unmade science-fiction film script. After discovering the unpublished script, Thomson and Maglioni initiated a multi-form research project that culminated with In Search of UIQ. Moving surreptitiously between the modes of essay, documentary, and fiction, the piece unfolds the story of philosopher and schizoanalyst Guattari’s attempts to produce a science-fiction blockbuster from his original screenplay Un Amour d’UIQ (UIQ in Love). The script imagines a hyper-intelligent, invisible, protean life force dubbed UIQ (Infra-Quark Universe) that makes contact with a community of outsiders while simultaneously causing havoc to global communications networks as it begins to develop consciousness.