Generator 2.2 is a programme of recent international video works located
at the intersection of urban, media and political space. It traces contemporary
society’s capacity to generate non-stop discourse, as the constant
dialogue of being in the world in a critical and symbolic reflection
of the dataflow of the super-structured values of the global capitalist
military industrial entertainment complex. Featuring works from Argentina,
Brazil, Canada, Israel/Netherlands, Italy, Japan, Palestine and Spain.
is a selection from Index Generator 2, curated by Carlo Sansolo and
Erika Fraenkel for the ReverberAções
2006 festival in São Paulo, Brazil.
Theological Situation in the Society of Spectacle
Masayuki Kawai (6.5min, Japan, 2001)
TV stars and Mikados are ubiquitous not as a symbol but analogy to be
referred to. The image quoted from Society of Spectacle hallucinates
us the ruin of itself by using deliberate imitation of mass-media image.
Kentaro Taki (5 min, Japan, 2001)
Globalization and huge infrastructures result in an equalization of
the world, information and urban space homogenises. Many elements of
the world are assembled into a fake city piece. The spectacularization
of the city as an overflow of images.
Marcello Mercado (17 min, Argentina, 2003)
Command lines, programming lingo, coordinate instructions and video
edit commands create a fatal illusion of mastery over the screen and
its embedded database. The viewer/master in tune with the chaotic flow
of capital and images is never confronted with the impact of this virtual
flow on the real.
Erika Frankel (6 min, Brazil, 2006)
A video that expiates the abuse in society where constant seduction
makes weak. An analysis on the non possibility of todays man to feel
at home, a tale about the anxiety of the actual world.
Pascal Liévre & Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay (3 min, Canada, 2005)
The language of anti-terrorism takes an unexpected form in this seductive
propaganda video, Pascal Lièvre and Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay's
first collaborative work.
Carlo Sansolo (10 min, Brazil, 2006)
ozuland001 is a audio/video/text compilation analysing the old suspects:
control - mass media - post industrial capitalism - lack of consciousness
and the like.
Akiko Nakamura (3.5 min, Japan, 2003)
Kyoto 1 is a time-based digital urban portrait of a figure. In retrospect,
it exudes a very subtle aversive feeling.
Larissa Sansour (3 min, Palestine, 2006)
Happy Days is a video that exposes everyday Palestinian life under Israeli
occupation. The idea is to subjugate international politics to a format
normally associated with entertainment and thereby call attention to
the blurry boundary between the two.
Sagi Groner (19.5 min, Israel/Netherlands, 2006)
A pilot, a DJ, a Kung-Fu master and software developers meet together
and enjoy Apples by courtesy of Lockheed Martin. Composed entirely of
images found in the internet, Misshapen is a meditation on vision machines
and the philosophy of precision.
Andrés Senra (3 min, Spain, 2003)
Certain elements of the representation of war in the history of art
are common in different moments and historical contexts, the mass media
connects with political power representing the victories of their monarchs.
The hieratic emperor, military power, and the economic power, together
with the captured beast and submitted to a medicine on his body.
Mylicon/EN (4.5 min, Italy, 2004)
Chrom is an imaginary raid of Mylicon/En into an operating-theatre:
an anaesthetized video/body, a temporary loss of consciousness, a state
in which everything flows and the boundaries between body and space