‘A GREAT BRIGHT FUTURE’ is a personal project realised by artist Roman Lysenko. The narrative of the video is inspired by the idea of “cyberpunk which we will deserve in future”. The artists mixes a soviet cyber aesthetics with influences from Blade Runner, Mad Max, Half-life concepts. This short video is a brilliant sequence of visuals that could work also in a post-apocalyptic movie alongside its story and characters.
Roman Lysenko states about the story of his video the following: ”After the years of pointless and exhausting wars USSR fell into the deep economic and humanitarian catastrophe. The environmental pollution forced people to move into one mega-city and soon it was decided to develop and implement the AI analog of the government with a fully automated workflow. The transition into the cybercommunism has begun. Unfortunately, this technology has not justified itself and soon The Central Computing Machine slowly started to create its own army of obedient citizens. As a result of repressions and general barrenness the biological population of country has reduced by two thirds during the last 50 years and is expected to be instinct by the end of this century. At the same time country is on the brink of war waiting to spread the ideas of cybercommunism around the world. But not everyone is willing to fight this war.”
All images: Roman Lysenko