Contemporary Contextualisation

Depot Basel, Voltaplatz
F T L E I V L

04 June 2016

Video

Joanne Hakkert

Joanne Hakkert runs a a research based graphic design practice with a special interest in feminist issues and social design. joannehakkert.nl

video ‘Composite Memories’

When the nuclear flash of ‘Little Boy’ imprinted the very moment of Hiroshima’s destruction onto the walls of the city, time and space synchronized. Inspired by the 1960s movie ‘La Jetée’, ‘Composite Memories’ responds to the question ‘What is contemporary’ by tossing you into time. It confronts Roland Barthes’ description of the age of acceleration with the bombing of Hiroshima, using video-material produced or collected by all Superprojekt contributors. Calling on past and future ‘Composite Memories’ takes you on a search for the exact moment that marks the contemporary.

VIDEo

NARRATOR 1:

Joanne Hakkert

Contemporary Contextualisation

 

NARRATOR 2:

A combination of remebered intervals, channeled into one memory.

The video uses the footage collected by all the Superprojekt contributors.

Joanne credits Roland Barthes, Chris Marker and Charlie Chaplin as her inspirations.

Parts of the audio you hear are from the Voyager golden record, sent into space by NASA in 1977. It contains tokens of sounds and images selected to portray life on Earth. We are attempting to survive our time so we may live into yours – said Jimmy Carter.

 

NARRATOR 3:

THE DANGERS OF EXPERIENCING TIME.

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Joanne Hakkert

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