Outdoors / A Chair Can Be Electrified
A Chair Can Be Electrified is a film full of contradictions, a sequence that forgets and remembers itself. With the pandemic era’s stress on urban centers, the apartment becomes a highly contested space as it serves as interior bubbles from the reality of urban street life. The project considers the shifting logic of speed during the pandemic–complicating the signs of speed, reconciling the past’s future, and scrutinizing the materiality of movement, both as an animated form and cultural phenomenon. Part one of five experimental films included in the exhibition “A Chair Can Be Hurled” considering the shortcomings of Marinetti’s futurism; Lewis Hamilton’s cry for climate justice; sun rays beaming through brain fog; and the urban spaces that form the hallways of protest.