The Hidden Layers

Leena leads a research team that works with MATA, a neuroimaging and AI system, to prototype solutions for averting total climate catastrophe. Progress is threatened by the haunting presence of the program’s progenitor, Leena’s mother. After confronting this specter emerging not only from the hidden layers of MATA but of Leena’s own psyche, Leena discovers a new form of mind—symbiotic cognition.

Co-produced by Aalto University and Veli Studio with additional support from the Mondriaan Fonds