GAP FOR BADLY DIRECTED JUMPING HAHA
Forecast       2020

video, Full HD, 27:56 min, stereo sound, german and english voiceover & subs

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installation view Forecast, graduation show, Academy of Arts, Munich



GAP FOR BADLY DIRECTED JUMPING HAHA

Synopsis

Forecast deals with the obsession with a project that is constantly changing. It was filmed
in the rapidly gentrifying city of Munich, in temporary urban spaces emblematic of a nomadization
of urban daily life – a self storage, a nap cab, a specially contructed one-room-flat and the
backseats of cabs and cars.

The interiors are temporary and makeshift-like, and are saturated with multiple synthetic
voices that implicate the presence of technologic or semi-human bodies, which never appear
on screen. A young entrepreneur tries to get his hallucinated start-up moving.
Under scrutiny by disembodied synthetic voices, he is making deals on his dummy-like phone.
Dialogues turn into monologues – he keeps clinging to moving deadlines for lack of a better
idea, and it remains unclear if his business is really picking up speed.

The hysterical language of dealmaking, a frankensteinian version of neoliberal tech lingo
point to the absolute opportunism of the climate he produces, and in which every thought
seems to be build on swamp land. With the project and the surroundings collapsing,
and facing private like ecological failure, this narrow script of success must be left behind.




GAP FOR BADLY DIRECTED JUMPING HAHA

Credits

with         Milena Wojhan
                Enrique Fiß
DOP        Mathias Reitz Zausinger
sound       Jakob Braito
voices       Hannah Correll
                 Georgia Kaw
                 Simona Andrioletti
                 Adrian Sölch
                 Ian Moorse
                 David Scheffler
director    Laura Leppert


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