Low Definition Control - Malfunctions #0

  • 95'
  • Austria
  • 2011
Images dominate our lives: from ultrasounds in the womb that let us look at an unborn baby, via the panopticum of surveillance cameras to predictions of the future based on radar images. By only showing these images, supported by a voiceover, Low Definition Control - Malfunctions #0 poses questions about the certainties suggested by this perception. Automated pattern analysis of images in public space will increasingly label everything out of the ordinary as suspicious. Someone who stands still too long to eat a sandwich where other people walk on will be noticed. In this way, public space is becoming a risky place.
That grand words about risk prevention and security have turned into ‘political superglue’ prompted Michael Palm to make this reflection about the consequences of automating our perception. What if people withdraw entirely from the automatic-control industry because they can’t process the data fast enough? And what if only the computers are left - who will then decide about security and risks?

Director
Michael Palm
Country of production
Austria
Production Year
2011
Festival Edition
IFFR 2012
Length
95'
Medium
35mm
Language
German
Producer
Johannes Hammel
Production Company
HammelFilm
Sales
sixpackfilm
Screenplay
Michael Palm
Cinematography
Michael Palm
Editor
Michael Palm
Sound Design
Michael Palm
Music
Trevor Duncan, Maurice Ravel
Website
http://www.sixpackfilm.com/de/catalogue/show/1925