A Dialogue with Cyberspace
Brian den Hartog (BE/NL 2018, 14:00 mins)
Is the world just a place where our bodies live? What is it like to have a body and how is it related to what we feel? While we are trying to navigate our way into a new virtual existence, a digital entity starts to admire our capacity to perceive. In our everyday face-to-face interaction, we express ourselves with our bodies. It gives us the ability to physically be with each other. Since a few decades an increasing part of our interaction takes place via new technologies, with the result that we’ve created a digital version of ourselves that we can shape however we want it to be. By trying to replace our physical way of being by online interaction we started an ambiguous quest that confuses us. This confusion, of our physical self opposite to it’s virtual replica, forms the foundation of this film.