Keith Sanborn at IFFR
An interactive comedy thriller in which the player is a psychic wunderkind who wandered through life on his paranormal gifts. Players can travel from one character's mind to another to find out their true thoughts.
Ecstatic short video film mixes Hildegard von Bingen with the last visions of Jeanne D'Arc.
For the Birds
Abstract video art around an 11th-century mystic Sufi text.
Semi-private sub-Hegelian Panty Fantasy (with sound)
'Free admission for all those over ninety and accompanied by both their parents'.
Kritik an Reiner's Vernunft
Processed television images from a contest for young Austrian accordion players.
Operation Double Trouble
Simple intervention makes army propaganda film stutter. Showing every scene twice instead of once destroys the heroism in one fell swoop.
Dedicated Control Mechanism
Installation with a human face that turns 360°. Can be seen in the window of the CBK.
Super slow morphing of two faces that confuses the viewer. Paul Virillio or Napoleon?
Clear to Engage
A careful deconstruction of one of the most revealing recordings made during the most recent Iraq war, the elimination of a couple of soldiers via satellite command. Free entrance / walk-in-walk-out.
Engaging with Keith Sanborn (Artists' Talk)
Media artist and theoretician Keith Sanborn expands on his current book on Dziga Vertov and on film projects in progress: Labyrinth of Solitude, Clear to Engage Project for a New American Century or the Art of Persecution, Notes on Ground Zero.
Agrippina é Roma-Manhattan
For this meditation on the pitfalls of appetite and greed, the artist refers to Agrippina, the widowed Roman aristocrat who wanted the blood of the Caesars, translated to the New York of now, promenading on the arm of a pimp.
Project for a New American Century
A conceptual decoding of the rhetoric of the Bush administration, by tracing the intellectual roots of its members.
The Gillian Hills Trilogy
Gillian Hills’s cameo appearances in Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange and Antonioni’s Blow-Up didn’t make her famous, but she did have an intriguing career.
By evoking the Mechanical Turk, a legendary chess playing automaton, Sanborn addresses the problematic relationship between art and technology.