The Cutting Room Presents: What Is Love?

11:00am, Sun 30th September - 3:00pm, Sat 6th October

Holy Trinity Church, Goodramgate, York, YO1 7LF

Set in the near future, in a world where Artificial Intelligence is commonplace within our daily lives, What is Love? tells the story of an ambitious young couple, Jack and Amelia, while they work apart in different countries. When they begin to neglect their relationship, AI detects the problem and steps in to help.

Onlookers are invited into the narrative as Jack and Amelia’s mediated life unfolds before their eyes and ‘fate’ takes hold.

Powered by The Cutting Room, an Object Based Media tool developed by Davy Smith in DC Labs in collaboration with BBC R+D, What Is Love? premieres a new breed of storytelling, algorithmically tailored to each viewer.

No two voices or vantage points need be the same, as edit decisions are controlled in real time. The technology responds to the audience in terms of length, depth of interest, location, personal preferences, lifestyle, age and more.

What is Love? has been created and produced by Symbolism Studios and commissioned specifically for York Mediale to showcase this new technology.