Low Definition Control – Malfunctions #0
Austria, 2011, 95 min, 35 mm, Creative, Experimental
Regardless of where we walk or where we stand, we’re being watched: In a society in which the public space is primarily regarded a source of risks, nearly everything depends on constant surveillance. And so the most banal of activities (such as eating a sandwich or carrying a suitcase), when performed in inner cities of the developed world, are filmed and decoded by grid programs. The fact that security and risk prevention now represent “political superglue” prompted Michael Palm to reflect on the implications of the growing mechanization of perception, in both the public space and the field of medicine. The method Palm chose for his film "Low Definition Control" is repeatedly expanding upon a theory in fragments by means of unreal, grainy images of everyday scenes.
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