Out to Get You, afterglow, Transmediale 2014, Berlin
Out to Get You, afterglow, Transmediale 2014, Berlin

screening and discussion


Haus Der Kulturen Der Welt, Berlin

The revolution is over. Welcome to the afterglow.

29 January – 2 February 2014

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Curated by Marcel Schwierin
works by Nadav Assor, Krzysztof Kieslowski, Maha Maamoun, Chris Marker, Ivar Veermae & Andy Weir

Q+A with Nadav Assor, Maha Maamoun, Ivar Veermae & Andy Weir

Constant control of the individual is a vital element of all modern societies. Currently, however, contemporary democracies seem to be shifting fundamentally into new, digitally supported, surveillance states. From a Night Porter's Point of View portrays a night security guard who has made it his obsessive life’s work to control, by completely analogue means, his fellow citizens. Feelers staged an encounter between exponents of two completely opposite types of physical examination: a security guard and a healer. Desert Scan focuses on uses of brain scanning to accelerate data gathering. In The Formation of Clouds, animations of satellite photos explore the peculiar, computer-chip-reminiscent architecture of data centres. Night Visitor documents the storming of Egyptian State Security headquarters in the revolution with YouTube clips. Stopover in Dubai is based on a video from Dubai State Security in which the killing of a Hamas official by Israeli agents was almost completely captured by surveillance cameras.

From a Night Porter's Point of View, Krzysztof Kieslowski, pl 1977, 16 min
Feelers (Esotropia Conversations II), Nadav Assor, us 2012, 16 min
Desert Scan, Andy Weir, uk 2013, 3 min
The Formation of Clouds, Ivar Veermäe, 2013, 3 min
Night Visitor: The Night of Counting the Years, Maha Maamoun, eg 2011, 8 min
Stopover in Dubai, Chris Marker, fr/uae 2011, 27 min

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