Nothing and No One

Lakshmi Luthra

This film is structured around three appropriated videos: a Digital Light Processing logo sequence shown in movie theaters using their proprietary technology (the sequence is of a computer-generated waterfall boring a hole in a desert); a 1970s-era DIM pantyhose advertisement also shown in movie theaters (of women dancing against a yellow background); and a promotional video for Project BigDog, DARPA funded research into the motion of four-legged animals for expanded robotic warfare. These seemingly disparate materials will be manipulated in order to reflect on the domination of nature and of human beings by means of rational imitation.

(screening 35 min.)