The constructedness of the digital firmament becomes visible and points of contact between late capitalists, conspiracy theorist and romanticist world experience open up.
Super wide video installation, 2021
Superwonder is about the representation and perception of the world, mediated by the experience of contemporary video games. The starting point is the observation of digital worlds in current open-world engines spread out their
cosms on pre-aristotelian discs. A quasi-painted universe circles around a flat map as a box (skybox), sphere (skydome) or dynamic, multi-layered animation (skysphere). The sprawl of information within the age of digitality also yields the dissemination of the flat earth movement. In Superwonder, avatars set out to penetrate the supposed infinity of the universe surrounding him. So the constructedness of the digital firmament becomes visible and points of contact between late capitalist, conspiracy theorist and romanticist world experience open up.
Concept and direction: Adian Jonas Haim, Jona Kleinlein, Robin Klengel & Leonhard Müllner
Music: Adina Camhy based on Richard Strauss' Eine Alpensinphonie Op. 64
Narrator: Martina Zinner
Sound editing: Stefan Ehgartner
Cast: Susanna Flock, Maximilian Haim, Christian Kleinwächter, Michael Stumpf, Franz-Josef Windisch-Graetz.
Filmed in: Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar Games 2018).
Realized in the frame of Mobile Pavillon, Steiermark Schau
Produced: Akademie Graz / Land Steiermark / Astrid Kury