That Thing You Do (Discourse Networks)

2018, HDTV, 1 Min. 57 Sek., Loop.

That Thing You Do (Discourse Networks) deals with how subjects, as cyborgs in the sense of Donna Haraway, and their desires are mirrored around their gadgets. It shows two people communicating in a video chat about a secret sign or a fetish. Afterwards, their bodies are transformed into 3D scans circling around each other. The cyborg according to Haraway is a convinced ally of partiality, irony, intimacy and perversity. The flawed representation of the 3D models in turn depicts those conscripted meanings and effects of materialization that enhanced digital visualization technologies add to their object of study by the means of fictionalization. Through visualization technology, their bodies themselves become incomplete sculptures.