No One Cried
(Peru/Netherlands 2021, 23:00 minutes)
Adult chat rooms, with their often gaudy or ‘exotic’ sets, are portals to people’s fantasies. How do these spaces look when the performers are off-screen? In Daniel Jacoby’s No One Cries, ghostly spaces take us on an unsettling journey of self-expression and lonesome desire. The growing discomfort with what has happened or is about to happen in these empty rooms is interspersed with fragments of interviews with ‘camgirls‘ and ‘camboys‘ that delve into the psychological repercussions of this type of digital sex work.
Daniel Jacoby― Artist
Daniel JACOBY (1985, Peru) is an Amsterdam-based director and artist who graduated in Fine Arts from the University of Barcelona and furthered his education at the Städelschule in Frankfurt and the Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht. Should Auld Acquaintance be Forgot (2010) was his first foray into filmmaking. Cuculí (2011) shows his time in Japan, where he had a residency at Tokyo Wonder Site. Here, he met Yu Araki. Together they directed Mountain Plain Mountain (2018), which won a Tiger Short Award at IFFRotterdam. The following year, Nehemías was nominated for the same award. Recent exhibitions include venues like Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona; CAC, Vilnius; CRAC Alsace, Altkirch; Nest, The Hague; 1646, The Hague; EYE Film Institute, Amsterdam; The Banff Centre, Alberta; Kunsthal Chalottenborg, Copenhagen; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof, Hamburg; Casino Luxembourg, Luxembourg; and the 11th Cuenca Biennial in Ecuador.