TOTAL 76 MIN
Corporate capitalism, mass image consumption and countless digital avatars seem to accelerate our everyday perception. Mass data monitoring makes our bodies and minds trackable. Big data analysis lures us into promises of predictability and smooth security. Overall, the internet frantically restructures the human experience. Our new digital personality must include a digital self. Self-optimization seems to go hand in hand with a loss of individuality. This program looks at the consequences of this new digital era and presents work dealing with digital approval as social capital, an emerging global economy wrapped around digital market strategies and digital bodies, and eventually the urgency of rethinking society altogether.
DO YOU LIKE ME 你是否喜欢我
Sam Cooke / 10 min
“Do You Like Me” features a 3D-animated character – evocative of cherubic protagonists from Pixar films – stripped of skin. It delivers a monologue of selfhelp aphorisms. It inhabits photographic spaces such as a frozen yogurt shop, a pharmaceutical factory and a Victorian house. It performs ballet, yoga, prayer, and hide-and-seek. It expresses an erratic range of emotions, which slip into tension with the monologue and action. A fawn appears and disappears. Sounds oscillate with menacing intelligence. Figuration is re-coded, subjectivity is abstracted, and familiar frequencies resonate with new distortions.
这件作品用 3 D 动画的方式描绘了一个剥了皮的人物角色，它让人联想起皮克斯电影中天真无邪的主人公。剥皮人冗长的独白充满了自救格言。它居住在不同的影像空间中，比如：酸奶冰淇淋店、药厂或者维多利亚风格的房子里，表演芭蕾舞、练习瑜伽、做祷告和玩捉迷藏。它的情绪反复无常，通过行为和独白进入一种不安的气氛。一只小鹿时隐时现，声音随着狡猾的谈吐而震动。它的外形被重新编码、主体被抽离、熟悉的频率和新的变异随声附和。
THE POSSIBILITIES OF AN ISLAND V 岛屿V 的可能性
Franz Reimer / 8 min
In many cultures and religions it is prohibited to make portraits. Some cultures still believe that a photo can steal the soul of the portrayed. However, now we live in the age of the omnipresent self image. For his video “The Possibilities of an Island V”, Reimer inserts his self-portraits into high gloss fashion photos. The images are accompanied by a sample loop of the sad chorus of pop singer Lana Del Rey’s song “Young and beautiful”: “Will you still love me when I’m no longer young and beautiful? Will you still love me when I got nothing but my aching soul?” The characters in the photos – which appear like transgender clones of the artist Franz Reimer – seem to be cursed to remain in this aesthetic melancholy forever.
许多文化与宗教是禁止肖像画的。一些文化对照片能够窃取被摄者的灵魂，这一说法深信不疑。而如今，我们生活在一个自拍泛滥的时代。在这部影像作品中，艺术家把他的自拍嵌入到光鲜的时尚大片中。图像伴随着悲伤的拉娜·德雷的歌曲《Young and beautiful》，歌词唱到：“当我容貌老去，你是否依然爱我？当我只有痛苦的灵魂，你是否依然爱我？”照片中的人物似乎注定要永远停留在这唯美的忧郁中。
THE UTILITY CURVE 效用曲线
John Butler / 17 min
Is there a future? “The Utility Curve” provides a dark preview of a corporatized dystopia and follows two main characters on a symbolic journey from the underworld of on-demand labour, through the desert of opportunity, to the antechamber of acceptance.
GORGEOUS ATTRACTIVE BLOND YOUNG FUNNY WHITE ELEGANT WOMAN 华丽迷人优雅年轻的白人金发女郎
Juliana Höschlova / 12 min
Höschlova performs stock photography and video images from the world of advertisement with a dark ironic twist. A drawn mask of an “every-woman” is superimposed onto her body. This average young woman seems to struggle against a superimposed layer of average expectations. The consumer culture appears to cover everything human with a black-and-white mask, and reduces the individuality of the main character to a stereotype. The absence of color and sound and the reduction of 3D objects to 2D drawings amplifies the superficiality of this zombie-world of advertisement images.
Michael Brynntrup / 3 min
Bye-bye, bits and bytes: I’ve mathematized myself into digital codes. — .. -.-. …. .- . .-.. -… .-. -.– -. -. – .-. ..- .–. QR code (abbreviated from Quick Response Code) is an optical label that contains information arranged in a square grid on a white background, which can be read by an imaging device (such as a camera, scanner, etc.) (en.wikipedia.org) Bye-bye, bits and bytes: I’ve mathematized myself into digital codes.
拜拜，碎片和字节：我把自己数字化成了一串数字代码：. — .. -.-. …. .- . .-.. -….-. -.– -. -. – .-. ..- .–. QR 码（二维码）是一个将信息包含在一个白色背景的矩形格子里，可以被成像设备（例如摄像机、扫描机等）读取的光标签。拜拜，碎片和字节：我把自己数字化成了一串数字代码。
GO TO SCHOOL 上学
OQ Rizki Utama / 13 min
This work deals with the complexities of translation in cultural learning processes by using the strategy of miming. The mime in this work is a professional who is working in Germany. He has an average European body size and appearance. He is covered with green make-up and a green costume. A non-European-looking performer is tied to his back by his knees, hips, chest and wrists. Together, these two characters perform in front of a camera in a standard green screen studio and act out the stereotypes and cliches of the daily life of a European. This video aims to question the stereotypes which arrive when two cultures meet as a consequence of the distance and proximity between these two different cultural groups.
YOU LOVE THIS FEELING 你喜欢这种感觉
Constantin Hartenstein / 13 min
This hypnosis video will turn all straight men into gay men.