REMBRANDT GOES DIGITAL

For ING, with JWT, produced by New Amsterdam

What if we didn’t need a painter to create art, but merely a team of passionate art historians and technicians?

Never has a painting raised so many issues and feelings. This experiment involving 148 billion pixels and 13 layers of UV ink – is it art? Art that didn’t involve blood, sweat or tears – is it still art? Or is it something else, something new entirely: the first creative expression of some sort of artificial intelligence, perhaps?

In The Next Rembrandt, Juliette Stevens alternates philosophical questions with fascinating technology topics, jumping from the world of algorithms and big data to the realm of art and creativity – and back again.

The case film received  16 awards at the Cannes Lions International Festival 2016, including 2 prestigious Grand Prix. The 25-minute documentary opened the InScience Film Festival in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, and was screened at various film festivals around the world. It won the “best medium length film” award during the Arte Non Stop Festival in Buenos Aires, Argentina.