[Conditional Cinema 2] This Thing Connecting Us _ Peter Miller, Germany, 2019
What is the role of cinema and moving image art in post-capitalism? The dark and essentially silent space of cinema is public but still extremely private, close but distant. What if it is the only peaceful and private oasis in our turbulent times? Conditional Cinema will unfold its theme in annual progression from 2018 to 2020. ‘Conditional’ as in dependent on something specific, as in human condition, screening conditions … (Mika Taanila)
Mika Taanila’s project for Oberhausen is an investigation of “live cinema” as a tool to explore the utopias of art after Capitalism. Taking up some of the strands Taanila addressed in his hugely successful 2014 “Memories Can’t Wait – Film Without Film” programme for Oberhausen, “Conditional Cinema” puts the emphasis on the idea of live “films” and how they respond to the decline of manual labour and the problem of obsolete humans.
Location : 65th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Lichtburg Filmpalast/Gloria