Seven Seven

experimental short / EN / 14min 14sec

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Year
2020

Official selections & screenings
Alternative Film/Video Festival,
South by Southeast program
(Belgrade, 2020)


International Video Art Festival Videomedeja (Novi Sad, 2021)

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Seven Seven is a philosophical metaphor for Twenty Twenty — a year of global panic that began with a pandemic, generating a multitude of issues deeply rooted in a system that has long gone wrong, making them more visible: social inequalities, political injustices, economic myths, excessive fears, free violence, ecological disasters.
But rather than showing recognizable images of everything that started collapsing, it is left to the viewer to establish its own connections with these patterns.
Using mostly excerpts from "Airport '77", a film shot to promote the US Navy, the video collage offers a trivialization of the most recent large-scale events. With as much narrative replications as visual repetitions, this blockbuster — considered by some to be one of the best "disaster movies" — offers a reinterpretation of our erroneous perceptions in a hopeless context with no escape.

Corrupted and blind, we tend to forget that humanity is fragile on many levels: from microorganisms (our origin) to asteroids (our ending state). So if a virus can have such an impact on our lives, what about stones gravitating above our heads?
      



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