Involuntary Conversion

Involuntary Conversion

Production country: 
us
Year: 
1991
Duration: 
9'
Festival edition: 
2017
Format: 
film/video
Image copyright of the artist, courtesy of Video Data Bank, www.vdb.org, School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

A chilling and revealing look at bureaucratic techno-speak, Jeanne C. Finley provides a course in "official" media rhetoric. The urban environment has become the site of tactical language, rendering our daily lives in a science-fiction state of constant fear. Drawing its title from the Pentagon's term for crash, Involuntary Conversion creates a rhythm of threat that is punctuated by the iconic image of a military jet floating in the sky. The mood of the video is suspended somewhere between nightmare and deadpan, and is propelled by a narrative as enigmatic as the language it exposes. Involuntary Conversion was screened at the 5th VideoFest in 1992.

 

 

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