Just finished working on a poetry anthology for Meðgönguljóð, an Icelandic publisher. They originally asked me to make them a cover/title image but I ended up being of help with the production of the 50 hand-bound and linoleum-cut-covered editions as well.
Illustrator Ole Tillmann gibt mit seinem Film “Die Wolke” einen kurzen Hinweis auf den Exodus der Menschen in eine virtuelle “Realität”: Es erscheint uns ja heutzutage fast normal, alle unsere Erlebnisse wie Urlaub, Essen, Konzerte oder Partys in diesen virtuellen Raum upzuloaden, um Likes zu sammeln.
Das tatsächliche Erlebnis wird zweitrangig - die Selbst-Darstellung zwecks Ego-Politur immer wichtiger. Wollen wir diese Tendenz eigentlich so hinnehmen? Oder ist diese Frage nur etwas für Kulturpessimisten?
This was my contribution to a German television show called “Mr. Dicks”( gomrdicks ). This time I got to do be responsible for the whole thing: write, animate etc. etc. (except for some shortening/speeding up to fit my timeslot.) The assignment was “make a short film about the topic “ego” (!..)
In his his short film “The Cloud” illustrator Ole Tillmann concisely hints at humanity’s exodus into a virtual reality. Nowadays it appears increasingly normal to us to upload all of our experiences like vacation, eating, concerts or parties into this virtual room in order to collect “likes”.
The actual experience becomes less important than the portrayal of oneself and one’s actions to others because we want to feed our egos. Do we want to accept that? Or would that be a question asked by culture-pessimists?