Directed by Adam McClelland
New York, NY
Written and directed by Adam McClelland, The Golden Record examines the “post social” effects of creating an intimate, digital “archive” of our lives.
Inspired by the 1977 social experiment conducted by astrophysicist, Carl Sagan, in which a phonograph record was sent into Space containing the sounds of earthly esoterica, (running water, wind, whale calls, chirping birds) for goal of scientific “communication” with the unknown, McClelland’s Golden Record is the digitally archived relationship between Eli (Ishmael Cruz Cordova) and Annabelle (Sonja Mauro) – its creation and ultimate “release” – into cyberspace.
A fascinating portrayal of today’s “plugged in” social landscape, Eli and Annabelle’s Golden Record reflects the consequences of “living through the lens;” a sharp counterpoint to Sagan’s utopian goals of interstellar unification.