Our lives are being dominated by algorithms, and AI-generated images become more and more indistinguishable from reality. Our concept is rooted in a societal observation. We wanted to create an altered version of reality – an obvious digitally mirrored everyday life that showcases the mundane and absurd patterns of our social behaviors.
“Schwer” builds as an ongoing loop of scenes we all know from our daily lives. Each appears completely normal at first, but every time we revisit a scene the content slightly alters, building an arc from normal life to complete absurdity. The camera moves through these scenes, making the viewers wonder if what they see is real or not. All empty backgrounds of the video are shot throughout Berlin to which the characters are added.
Music by Paul Kalkbrenner
When a power outage interrupts a bedtime routine, a young woman is confronted by the ghosts of her past, in Ida Melum’s animation “Night of the Living Dread.”