The Interview

The virtue of stereotypes lies in storytelling, stereotypes are required to start a story, but the story should not stay just at the beginning. The longer the story goes, the more we know about the complexity of a real world.

As a result of user experience preference and personalized recommendation algorithms, we now receive information which is recycled and self-reflected within an enclosed system. The recognition of our own identity, as well as our perception and understanding of other cultures become even more manipulative.When trying to embrace the intellectualized future, we behave like clumsy toddlers bumping into a walking cart made of pins and needles.

With a population of 1.4 billion, China lies in the very center of this turbulence and confusion. Every single action would trigger a global butterfly effect. „The Interview“ is a video installation trying to break into this stable enclosed communication system, and provide a glimpse of the cultural and ideological conflicts which occur inside, from the author’s own perspective, who has experienced the controversies while living in China and Germany.

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(Masterthesis betreut von Prof. Holger Jacobs und Prof. Reiner Nachtwey)

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