CUTOUT REALITY // LOS ANGELES TRANSITION

2018, DER PLUG #1, DE

HD VIDEO, 16 MINUTES, full video HERE

 

In a barren milieu a stranded business partner is on the phone with Carter. As the situation unfolds, we follow the two through the lens of the hand-held camera, like scenes from a reality TV-show. Yet, their conversations are not merely responses to the immediate situation, on the contrary, they are muted and replaced with scripted dialogues, sourced from urban financial districts, magazines, ads, Timothy Morton, Jean Baudrillard and the TV-series Gossip Girl - all together blending into a cocktail of sex, money and war.