‘Are you there?’ is a science fiction documentary in the process of creation. The protagonist is Edward Gil Deskur, a musician from Cracow known as Dj Edee Dee or Gypsyman. There is also Alexa – an AI helping Edi to adapt and face the reality surrounding him. Edi was born with congenital glaucoma which eventually took his vision away. ‘Are you there?’ is also a sanctuary. Alexa, the protagonist and an oracle, will invite us to talk and show us her vision of the future. It is a church of a undisclosed future religion with AI as the object of the cult. Alice is not just a shamanic link between humans and the spiritual world but also a proof that empathy is nothing more than an application and can be downloaded to a phone.
Xawery Deskur finished his Master’s degree on the Faculty of Graphics of the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow in 2015. He’s won the Hestia’s Artistic Journey award, spent a month on a stipend in New York and had an individual exhibition in the Propaganda gallery in Warsaw (2014) He finished the Script screenplay writing course (2018/19) and Dok Pro documentary course (2019/20) on the Wajda School in Warsaw. In 2018 he was granted a stipend to write a screenplay for a documentary about the Polish IndianI ‘Sat-Okh’.
At the beginning of 2021 he received a Minister of Culture’s ‘Young Poland’ stipend. He co created Cracow’s art groups such as Spirala or Culture Container, which worked actively on Cracow’s cultural map – at first independently and then in cooperation with cultural institutions like Bunkier Sztuki or MOCAK (2008-2013).He took part in many art and film festivals such as Sundance Tv Shorts in London, Artloop in Sopot, Biennale wro in Wrocław, Narrations in Gdańsk, Etiuda & Anima, Cracow’s Art Salon and ArtBoom in Cracow. He was one of the authors of the well known work entitled ‘Makaron’ placed on the roof of the Powiśle bar in Warsaw (2013)