Suspension, Anthony Discenza, us 1997, 8 min.
Magic for Beginners, Jesse McLean, us 2010, 20 min.
Eight Characters and Two Syllables, Andreas Schneider, de 2011, 43 min.
With its three films this programme reflects on the role of mass media in the production of our desires, feelings and bodily-aesthetic ideals. Anthony Discenza's title-giving short film Suspension (1997) deconstructs the pretty faces of media seduction through faulty analogue picture editing. Ten years later, in Jesse McLean’s video Magic for Beginners (2010), the protagonists wonder whether they can actually tell the difference between artificially generated and "authentic" feelings. In Eight Characters and Two Syllables (2011), Andreas Schneider edits together material from a make-up community YouTube channel, allowing insights beyond perfectly applied make-up.
A project by the Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH in cooperation with Haus der Kulturen der Welt,with the support of the Kulturstiftung des Bundes