A life insurance company uses an AI algorithm to determine the risk of a new applicant. The subsequent denial sparks a period of introspection for the individual in question. “Forever” is deep and dense, it conveys various emotions, questions the audience, it is the layered tale of the disembodiment of our world through algorithms and artificial intelligence – addressing it from a political, visual and philosophical perspective. The stunning, abstract, pointillist animation highlights that loss of meaning, of bearings as it is now a machine that observes and makes decision about our own lives, based on data. This panoptic fantasy has become reality, the invasion of our private lives is extremely potent and made tangible through the point of view of AI. “Forever” was created using the experiential technique of using LiDAR to capture real life moments. The LiDAR unit used to acquire the footage was originally created for self-driving cars. This junction of technology and film making intersects with the subject of the film. AI uses LiDAR to “see” humanity in accurate detail, but has resolution limitations. In both story and style, “Forever” explores the boundary of advanced technology and the human experience. Contact details: mitchmcglocklin@protonmail.com https://bit.ly/3sDAjuc