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MU Artspace, STRP Festival Eindhoven (2012)

This video essay / design fiction focuses on questions of identity and experience, time and place in a post-digital era. Featuring cyberpunk author Bruce Sterling and net artist Rafaël Rozendaal, among others. Shot on location in Eindhoven, Netherlands during the STRP Festival 2011.

The digital settles in as background. We remember less and query more. Our identity play would be considered schizophrenic in the last century. We have more friends than ever before yet know new frontiers of isolation. The quantification of our experience haunts us in the form of a persistent history. And we are distracted more than we ever knew possible. These circumstances are paradoxically a description of the near future and a diagnosis of the current state of affairs. The truly timeless is redefined – it has transcended that which is classic; it has become that which is never finished.


Bruce Sterling
Elske van der Putten Vivian Van Gaal
Markus Kayser
Mary Flanagan
Toby Barnes
Jorien Kemerink
Rafaël Rozendaal
Peter Kirn

and Bernhard Herrmann

Video Stills


Directed and Edited by Gabriel Shalom
Designed by Patrizia Kommerell
Produced by KS12
Producer: Karen Cifarelli
Commissioned by MU, Eindhoven
Curated by Angelique Spaninks
Production Assistant: Rob Versteeg