Because We Are Visual

Price
Prijs
Prix
€ 3,50
Language
Taal
Langue
English
Subtitles
Ondertitels
Sous-titres
Dutch, English, French
Duration
Duur
Longueur
47'
Aspect Ratio
Beeldverhouding
Format d'image
1.33

In Because We Are Visual Olivia Rochette and Gerard-Jan Claes immerse themselves into the world of public video journals. The Internet and its online communities intend to bring people closer together and to connect them. Yet, surprisingly, it seems that the virtual world confronts these so-called vloggers more than ever with their own loneliness. This documentary allows the viewer to discover this contemporary phenomenon and focuses on the experience of the body within this virtual space. By means of visual material gathered from online sources, the cineastes create a unique poetic realm in which thoughts, fears, desires and worries, shared via the webcam, merge together.

“Alone together, at last. We know we are being watched, but we don’t mind. If this is what it takes to prove we exist, to feel we belong, bring it on. We’re scared and confused, but that’s ok, because we know you are too: after all, you’re not that different anyway. Our cams are always there, almost always on. We can feel the eagerness of your gaze, but still we remain the same – “for real” – locked in our bittersweet solitude, with our bodies sealed in signs. Rather than continue to be victims of the image, we decide to become image. Because we want to be seen. Because we are visual.”

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Price
Prijs
Prix
€ 3,50
Language
Taal
Langue
English
Subtitles
Ondertitels
Sous-titres
Dutch, English, French
Duration
Duur
Longueur
47'
Aspect Ratio
Beeldverhouding
Format d'image
1.33
A Film by
Een film van
Un film de
Editing
Montage
Montage
Olivia Rochette, Gerard-Jan Claes
Music
Muziek
Musique
Mount Kimbie, Ethan Rose, Billy Bultheel
Sound Editing
Klankmontage
Montage Son
Olivia Rochette, Gerard-Jan Claes
Sound Mix
Klankmix
Mixage son
Michel Schöpping
Colour Correction
Kleurcorrectie
Etalonnage
Olivier Ogneux
Production
Productie
Production
KASK / School of Arts
With the Support of
Met de steun van
Avec le soutien de
Crinto bvba, Scam, Marx Van Ranst Vermeersch & Partners