Screening

Oracle Film Series: She Puppet + Demonlover

Thursday, May 11, 2017
7:30 p.m.
The Oculus Hall at The Broad
Tickets $10

Overview

Peggy Ahwesh, She Puppet

She Puppet is an astute meditation on the technological misogyny and sadism placed in the hands of any player who controls the fate of Lara Croft. (Digital video, 15mins., 2001) Courtesy of Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York.

Olivier Assayas, Demonlover

The dizzying world of Japanese anime is the smokescreen for Olivier Assayas’ (Personal Shopper, Irma Vep) ode to global capitalism, hostile takeovers and grisly web commerce. Starring Chloe Sevigny, Connie Nielson and Gina Gershon, Demonlover is a twisted take on the spy thriller genre, where no business deal is quite what it seems and the internet proves a Lynchian trap door for duplicitous double-crossings and psychosexual violence. (35mm on digital video, 129mins., 2002)

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About Oracle Film Series

The film compendium to The Broad’s latest collection installation, Oracle Film Series, considers the individual in systems of global commerce, colonialism and digital networks. What becomes of traditions, religions, our oracles in the hyperreal inertia of our present day? The films assembled here celebrate the tenacity of the body and its ability to locate moments of sublimity in the face of global capitalism. From features shot in France, Japan, Djibouti, Thailand and the US, paired with short artist videos that render their message via lip-sync, video games, camp performance or productivity consultations, Oracle Film Series assembles masterworks in world cinema that shimmer with subversive glory, unleashing the self into jungles of digital or metaphysical design.

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