Lo-fi Barrier__The video
and the sound performed in the mulonga.net project is placed within the
hot spots of globalisation. The usual discussion on global communication
and the whole context of cultural identity often uses white out to unsubscribe
individual point of views. The video- and soundscreenings highlight non
linear perspectives from a diverse background. During the festival they
appear as electronic sparks. Stories of dissimilarity in simultaneity.
As soon as you show images of individuals, an often misused word comes
to mind. Identity. As Joichi Ito pointed out during the Festival, it makes
sense to divide between entity and identity. Entity as the physical body.
But what is identity? The name, age, degree? This might be from interest
for a bank, that want you to pay your checks properly or for the police,
who wants to put you in prison. All roles we have to play lead to several
identities. Maybe our task now is to protect ourself from information
that is created about ourself. __Thomas Schneider