Category: Hito Steyerl

Hito Steyerl | How Not To Be Seen

Eurasian German Japanese filmmaker and writer Hito Steyerl produces film installations to comment and critique on current social and geo-political issues faced by world citizens that predominently deal with the globalization of the technological advances in communications, ubiquitous surveillance and media induced imagery, virtually-realistic (VR) computer animations, pop culture and war.

Compared to her German predecessor Harun Farocki, Steyerl offers a more light-hearted approach to such serious topics, using parody and pastiche together with insights gleaned as a middle aged woman in this youth-enabled world.

In How To Not Be Seen: A F_cking Didactic Educational .MOV File (2013), she offers an educational video, didactically teaching viewers how not to be seen, which encompasses more than just being invisible, in this world of round-the-clock mass surveillance, which started as a research project on whether this was even possible in this day and age.

How Not To Be Seen: A F_cking Didactic Educational .MOV File (2013)
How Not To Be Seen: A F_cking Didactic Educational .MOV File (2013)

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