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Charlotte Eifler

The pattern thieves

Fiction expérimentale | 4k | couleur | 4:0 | Allemagne | 2021

Two thieves are in an ambiguous room, lights cast a security grid.? How do patterns of dominance shape our bodies and actions? Grids secure, grids order, grids categorize and evaluate. The logic of the grid is not only found in (colonial) geography, but also in digital evaluation systems. Diverse information about bodies, landscapes and situations are fed into binary systems to be classified. The thieves in the video intend to bend, deform and discard the grids - to create space for new disorder.

Charlotte Eifler is an artist and filmmaker. Her works address the politics of representation in relation to technology. Focusing on feminist approaches and elements of science fiction, she explores processes of image production, computation and imaginations of alternative futures. Currently she lectures at the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design (HfG) in the department of Media Art/Film. Charlotte has presented work at Ann Arbor Filmfestival; ACM Siggraph Art, Los Angeles; Museum Würzburg; Le printemps de Toulouse; Sapporo International Art Japan; Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin; IMPAKT Utrecht; Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen and ARD Mediathek among others.