In 2024, the population of 80-year-olds in the Netherlands will quadruple. More than three-quarters of them will need some kind of care. The trend is a global one.
Developed by Dutch scientists, Alice is 60cm tall and combines a characteristically human face with a robotic body. The film explores her ability to attentively converse and interact with the women.
Through the eyes of Alice, the audience is given an insight into the lived experiences of elderly women and their approach to loneliness, mobility and care.
Burger’s earlier work deals with the increasingly important impact that technology has on the human condition.