Talking to the Exterior World

Tonje Alice Madsen, Karimah Ashadu

Wed, Jan 30, 2013
2.30 pm
8 €, conc. 5 €

Nothing seems more difficult than the medial communication of reality. All communication is based on a particular view of the world, a pooling and contextualization of knowledge. Beyond that, it must also follow the transmitting technologies’ own laws, on top of everything else.

At the Shrink’s (A Fake Hologram) makes use of an extremely simple form of three-dimensionality applied in the past by museums: The artist projects her self-portrait on a sculpture, analogous to the theory of projection from psychology. What is perhaps the most formative and problematic form of knowledge transfer is the theme of 7 Questions about Bicycles. A boy questions his parents and evokes explanations that sound as logical as they are wrong. In Remote, unease with the deceptive certitude of external reality manifests itself. Central to science fiction the question of communication of machines appears in Call to a Dark Image as a dialogue between a computer and “dark matter.” Wake interweaves its own language of symbols of Indian mythology with images from a journey through time into the human future. Insideout collects manifestations of extremely personal clips from YouTube: romantic dramas, fantasies of suicide; nothing seems too private to be shared worldwide. In contrast, Lagos Island appears like a counterpoint to the program. The fragile existence of refugees living on the beach is filmed by a camera rotating on its own axis—a connection between Direct Cinema and Structural Film that creates a totally different perception of reality.