Project “Obscure Transparency – or the Transparent Man”, 2013

The “Transparent Man” stands for an image of humanity in the modern age, defined by science, rationality and transparency. The ensuing possibilities for generating, exchanging, collecting and using information – better, faster and in greater quantities – prompt the question of when and where we feel such illumination to be something positive but also negative. As a society, we find ourselves in a state alternating between euphoria, fear, power, impotence and dependence, just to mention a few. The uneasiness over these mechanisms – which are difficult to fully grasp on account of their virtuality and just as difficult to control – is given tangible expression in the film.

Text: Maya Vonmoos

Title: Obscure Transparency – or the Transparent Man
Year: 2014
Length: 1:30 min.
Technique: computer-generated in 3D, with sound, 16:9 PAL
Edition of 1