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Film screening: »eXistenZ« (David Cronenberg), with commentary by Bettina Papenburg

Friday, 02 October 2020, 21:00

Adress:nGbK event space 1st floor, Oranienstraße 25, 10999 Berlin
  • German
  • English

Entry: free
Organized by: Kooperation: nGbK und Gesellschaft für künstlerische Forschung in Deutschland (gkfd)
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Please register by 29 September 2020 (anmeldung[at] giving the title of the event in the subject of your email.
Seats are limited. The usual COVID-19 protective measures apply.


Programme »Digital Corporeality«

eXistenZ (Canada 1999), dir.: David Cronenberg, 97 min. (certified for age 16+)
The idea of ›the new flesh‹ developed by the Canadian director David Cronenberg in many of his films from the 1970s to the 1990s is inseparably linked to practices of shaping, deforming and reconfiguring the human body by entertainment technologies, drug-taking and medical interventions. The film »eXistenZ« deals with the media construction of reality in computer games and probes the consequences of the way digital media appeal to affect and expand perception. Cronenberg stages this media-induced expansion and confusion of perception as a grotesque of the networked collective body subjected to controlled sensitization, arousal and passivization.



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