Interface Chaos

Interface Chaos (2019) explores nonhuman intelligence through the story of two entities on a journey for survival: money and a unique species of palm trees (lodoicea maldivica), coexisting in the archipelago of the Seychelles. Two palm trees struggle to grow their mysterious fruit, the largest of its kind. ‘There’s no script, just an act,’ whispers one to the other— to find answers, they must let go of security. Alongside them, money seeks security through its network of interfaces. Grown independent of humans, money has its own intelligence and its own fragilities. These are the protagonists of INTERFACE CHAOS, each facing uncertainty in their particular way, in a world appearing free of human activity but populated by landmarks and signs of all kinds. As the palm trees open up to chaos, becoming free to mark the world with their fruit, money guards itself, calculating, leaving as few signs behind as possible. Of its vast, silent network all is left is dust and the hollow husk of its past dealings.

Written and directed
by dmstfctn
Original soundtrack
Kinda Gozo
Gabriel Cautain
Tara D’Arquian
Camera assistant
Rokas Juozapavicius
Hair styling, makeup
Saffron Dunlop
3D design
William Fairbrother
Sound mix
Mark Durham
Equipment, studios
Ravensbourne University London

Made possible with the support of London College of Communication and Ravensbourne University London

Café Oto, London, 28 September 2021
NERO, online, March 2020
Forum Stadtpark, Graz, January 2020
Porto Design Biennale, Porto, October 2019
Trust, Berlin, October 2019
London Design Festival, London, October 2019
Antiuniversity now, London, June 2019