Human activities such as industrialization, globalization, colonization, in a word the abusive behavior of the consumer society, strongly imprint the environment. The process is not new, as it has evolved over the centuries. Cyborg is a concept introduced by Donna …
Human activities such as industrialization, globalization, colonization, in a word the abusive behavior of the consumer society, strongly imprint the environment. The process is not new, as it has evolved over the centuries.
Cyborg is a concept introduced by Donna Haraway in post-humanist philosophy. Mass technology has had a major impact on the human being in all respects, but especially on human relationships. This paradigm of the cyborg marks the elasticity of the boundaries between living organisms and technology. “The cyborg is our ontology; it gives us our politics ”. The whole selection of videos illustrates this. In Dream phone, in order to enter into love relationships, the man somehow wants to get rid of the human side that is wrong and is sincere. The artificiality of perfection, through the suggestions given by the inserts from the so-called board games, videos and educational magazines, creates the cyborg being.
Anthropocene is closely related to the cyborg, as this era is that most worships technology. My phone is everything follows the absurdity of human dependence on smartphones. Basic household chores, such as ironing, shaving cheese or recreational activities, including playing badminton and gardening, are done clumsy with the device screen. In contrast, Interlinking explores unconventional methods of remote communication through the body.
Irmgard Emmelheinz states, related to Anthropocene imagery, in the essay Images do not Show: The Desire to see in the Anthropocene, that a collapse in the future can be felt in this epoch, as there is a gradual fragmentation into primitivism, perpetual crises, and planetary ecological collapse. . "Instead of being conceived as a speculative image of the future political economic system, the Anthropocene has been reduced to an apocalyptic fantasy of both human and world finitude." (Turpin 2015) The video Ucronia no.1 reflects this crisis through the claustrophobic effect created. The natural world is rendered fragmented, macro. And in Rotating Stones, the desert's natural landscape is juxtaposed with man's philosophical thoughts. The philosophical text transposed over the image of the desert, creates the nature of the Anthropocene.
In the selection of films there are some common elements, such as the motive of technology and the strongly man-shaped nature. But humanity, in its excessive need for control, has not only shaped nature, but has tried to cram man into its absurd standards. Human scale highlights this by the way in which women in Brazil, since colonization, have been subjected to standards and judgments that are contrary to their nature.
_ ISABELLA MADARÁSZ, 2022