Remote Control Electronic Brain Punishment

Robert Brandstetter

2002, 06:30 minutes, B & W, English


Identity dissolves in the digital landscape. This video combines original film footage and rapid single frame security camera footage from a high school. The only permanent icons in the landscape are consumer beacons in the form of junk food and beverage machines serviced by non-identifiable human forms. As the subject begins to mutate an indifferent camera continues to record the body made object, in a conjoining and oppressive visual landscape.

The narrative is a late 1980's Usenet entry from a man incarcerated and subjected to what he believes are government controlled brain experiments. The Usenet is one of the oldest computer network communication systems; it allows for the exchange of files and messages between computers.

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