United Kingdom, Austria and Switzerland / 14 min. / Digital / 2021 No dialogue
DIRECTION: NYE THOMPSON, UBERMORGEN / MUSIC: Thom Kubli
The world's first horror movie for and by machines. An emerging network organism scans and breathes on the world for the first time through millions of virally abused CCTV cameras. Zoom. Enhance. Identify. Fear. Nothing makes sense. Data cannot be analyzed. Hallucinogenic and locked-in automatic learning, vulnerable and oscillating between instability, lust and aggression. The Monster strives to define its own existence and distributed agency. Birth of a nation and self-réquiem. And You Are Not Invited (Uninvited)
This hypnotic succession of overlapping images opens to think relations between these (and other) pandemic times and worlds-more-than-human. Above all, to affect ... is an invitation to worldliness, that is, to feel the intensities of life present in things and spaces.
Are there places that are more imaginable than others? Tripoli is presented, from Google Earth, as an emptied, abandoned, destroyed city. A city that has not yet been photographed by the platform. On the other hand, the small island of Lampedusa comes to life with its photographs of swimsuits, tourists or children on bicycles.
Inside an old apartment in Madrid, Lucia and Valeria draw three Tarot cards that reveal the first two courses of a menu. Without leaving the apartment, the two friends travel from Embún, Spain, to Llanquihue, Chile. These are the towns of their grandmothers, the only ones who know the recipes revealed by the cards.
In an editing room, in front of a timeline, the director explains how the editing of this film essay that explores resistance through artistic, cultural and social creation in Medellin (Colombia), a city delimited by invisible lines, should look like.
The world's first horror movie for and by machines. An emerging network organism scans and breathes on the world for the first time through millions of virally abused CCTV cameras. Zoom. Enhance. Identify. Fear. Nothing makes sense.