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Elise florenty, marcel türkowski
Shadow-Machine
Video | hdv | color | 14'20'' | France | 2016
One indigo summer night, in a rather tropical suburban Japan, several isolated people find themselves caught in a game of shadows and lights more or less threatening. Operators dressed in black seem to manipulate them as they abandon themselves to the idea of being puppets. Yet here no ventriloquism, at most a few tears, or a laughter hidden behind a scream, are tearing the silence of the night apart. Featuring Junko Hiroshige (member of Hijokaidan)
Elise Florenty & Marcel Türkowsky are a franco-german artist/filmmaker duo working together since 2009. Combining the fields of cinema, installation, publication and curation, they have been exploring the multiplicity of the self through a spiral of metamorphoses that interrogate our power relation - always shifting - to the Other („the enemy, the plant, the animal, the spirit, the dead“).