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Documentary Film
16 minutes
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Tim Rutten
Stéphanie Lagarde
Stéphanie Lagarde, Francesco Cimino
Stéphanie Lagarde, Graham Kelly
Stéphanie Lagarde
Stéphanie Lagarde
Francesco Cimino, Jérémie Bernard
We see picture puzzles of state control, showing simulation software for large-scale police operations and fighter pilots’ finger exercises, the movement profile of a mass protest and the ornaments made by a flying squadron. Code words drop into the frame from offscreen: orders and instructions with a poetic rhythm. The practices and media of control – what are they based on? They follow algorithms and purposes, but are also beautifully designed and musical.

Lukas Stern

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