Dream Journal 2016–2019

Montreal, QC | 2019 | 94 | digital
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Showing In

Feature in Competition: Dream Journal 2016–2019
Screening Room - Michigan Theater Mon, Jan 1, 0001 12:00 AM - 1:45 AM
A 15 minute Q&A with filmmakers in attendance will follow the screening.
Feature in Competition: Dream Journal 2016–2019
Screening Room - Michigan Theater Sat, Mar 28, 2020 9:30 PM - 11:15 PM
A 15 minute Q&A with filmmakers in attendance will follow the screening.
Film Info
Runtime:94
Premiere Status:North American Premiere
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Jon Rafman

Description

This single-channel video explores the effects of technology and information overload on the contemporary psyche. Set in a virtual tech-noir urban space populated by strange hybrids of non-humans and augmented people, part of the expansive, fractured narrative focuses on the continued adventures of Xanax Girl and her search for her companion—a hybrid dog/seal with the head of a boy—who has been abducted. The film, which arose from the artist’s daily practice of animating his dreams using hobbyist 3D software, weaves together deep-web imagery with hardboiled detective story tropes and repressed libidinal fantasies to create a nightmarish vision of an internet addict’s unconscious. The film features an original score by Oneohtrix Point Never and James Ferraro.