Commodification is the transformation of goods, services, ideas and people into objects of trade. Some things ought not to be treated as commodities – education, information, data, knowledge and art. Not at any price.
Films screened in this combined programme
Soft FilmSara Cwynar IFFR 2018 8′
In Soft Film, the artist collects, arranges and archives her eBay purchases of dated objects according to a logic based upon colour, material, vintage and use.
AAA CargoSolveig Suess IFFR 2018 34′
Part-fiction documentary tracing the movements of the New Silk Road. AAA Cargo follows distribution networks which are expanding across vast regions between China and Europe.
Mountain Castle Mountain Flower PlasticAnnapurna Kumar IFFR 2018 4′
Experimental animation inspired by hard-drive prototypes, or how storage containers for memories are accidentally turning into an environmental film.
Armageddon 2Corey Hughes IFFR 2018 6′
The internet in Cuba is very slow. A green-hooded mystery man relies on a black-market system with USB drives to get his movie fix.
Pure DifferenceByron Peters IFFR 2018 22′
Pure Difference asks its viewers "What is a number?". It deals with the inclination to rely on data as truth, reassurance, neutrality and security.
Art and TheftSara Magenheimer IFFR 2018 8′
Grappling with the constructed nature of storytelling, the playful collage of images on theft in Sara Magenheimer’s film distract us from the maliciousness of stealing.