More than 50 years after the first moon landing, the step that once seemed so big for humankind does not seem to be big enough anymore. Insatiable in the quest for the next and more significant level, the man wants to go further and higher. Developments in robotics and artificial intelligence promise this today through an increasing fusion of man and machine. The film shows an insight into our search for ever new adrenaline rushes through progress, based on the announcement of the first moon flight by US President J.F. Kennedy in 1961. It seems like a dream, where we have all the possibilities in the world. A similarity that we are seeking in amusement parks as well: to enjoy, forget and get a new rush of adrenaline to make our life better. Machine and man, hand in hand. m ā c h ĭ n ā m e n .

BY  Valerie Wolf Gang (SI)

Wolf Gang (1990, Slovenia) works as a multimedia artist, film director, and transdisciplinary arts researcher, using different technologies and approaches to construct installations, new media works, and films. She researches the relationship between man and technology and collaborates with various scientists and art collectives. Her artworks are exhibited in numerous international galleries; she received various international grants and awards. She is the founder of UV Arthouse, which produces experimental films, multimedia installations and researches the field of emerging technology and contemporary art practices. Her movies are featured in international festivals; she is preparing a Ph.D. in the field of augmented reality, she is a professional associate at the Institute for Fine Arts Vienna and a guest professor at University of Nova Gorica School of Arts.