PANORAMA 3: CORPORATE PERFECTION
Companies with strong reputations are better able to attract customers, investors and skilful employees. They can survive crises that would end off other companies. But how can you too build up and maintain a strong reputation? (from “Management Studiecentrum”)
The influence of ocular light perception on metabolism in man and in animal
Thomas Draschan & Stella Friedrichs (Germany, 2005, 16mm, 05:00 min)
A found footage film, which uses an Italian Sixties softporn soundtrack, which is repeated twice. Each time a sequence of images is synched to the soundtrack. The film images are illustrating acts of ocular light perception as well as imagery with strong visual impact.
Ce qui arrive
collectif_fact (Switzerland, 2005, video, 05:09 min)
After dealing with domestic environments, city centers and shopping malls collectif_fact now puts is focus on office life. And in the hands of this this young Geneva-based computer collective an ordinary day at the office is no ordinary day at the office.
Corine Stübi (Germany, 2004, video, 05:30 min)
Working Girls are ideal ‘machines’ who, under the veneer of their hyperfunctionality, come within a hair’s breadth of a hysteria which bursts out for a brief moment only to be quickly repressed again.
Cecilia Lundqvist (SWEDEN, 2004, , 10:55 min)
An animated video, consisting of ten different scenes in which two men compete in emphasizing their manhood, using different attributes in a series of nonsense acts.
NYC Weights and Measures
Jem Cohen (USA, 2005, video, 06:00 min)
Jem Cohen’s film opens with a parade for astronaut John Glenn, then makes its way across boroughs and time to explore New York City’s many moods, from loud and relentless to grave and dreamy.
Augustin Gimel (France, 2004, video, 06:00 min)
Ritual sacrifice and oppression of individuals by society.
Tina Frank (Austria, 2004, video, 02:00 min)
The doors of perception, electronic style.
Hear Me, Children-Yet-To-Be-Born
Sandy Amério (France, 2004, video, 45:00 min)
The film Hear me, children-yet-to-be-born is an experimental fiction that takes from the principle of the corporate storytelling. This is a practice used by managers in big companies like Nike, Adobe, Disney, who tell stories to employees to generate desired types of behavior and feelings. In Hear me, children-yet-to-be-born a manager tells to a fictitious assembly a story that arrived to him during his last business trip in the Dead Sea. The film is a sort of cross-cut of the American collective unconscious mixing Biblical references with September 11th angst and management lingo.