Unsettled (2019-18) – single channel experimental video art
Duration: 00:07:18. Original language: English.
“Unsettled” is looking at the power relations between an individual and an institution. Through construction of surreal, almost claustrophobic imagery, the work examines the influence of economic, and political structures on shaping individual opinions on wealth and politics, on marking acceptable determinations and views, institutionalized knowledge, and indoctrination of the society.
The video starts with mocking advertising pitches suggesting to find you an approved, and registered opinion, voice, that is “safe” for you and your environment. The work gradually slides into a more meditative phase involving quotes from “Dialogues” by Gilles Deleuze on fixed social determinations.
“Unsettled” does not seek to create a fruitless duality of “us” people vs. “them” institutions, since the structures we live in are after all entirely human-made. The work is more of a contemplation on the subject of institutional power, including on how seductive, and at the same time corrosive and suppressive it can be.
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