A ﬁlm by British artist duo Mirza/Butler following a series of visits to Karachi, Pakistan: subjective impressions and experiences regarding the collaboration with many different local professionals as well as a critique of the complex role of international and local media as crucial ideological mediators.
Adam Somlai-Fischer and Bengt Sjölén have been building wifi cameras for many years and have found many ways to create really simple ones. In this workshop they share the know-how and process of making them, and the joy of revealing the hidden phenomena of wifi data files.
Borrowing techniques from geophysical archaeology (revealing and mapping), narrative displacements (filmic manipulations of temporality), and coded psychogeographics, the workshop will sketch a novel model and working practice for the future city flaneur.
Manual brings together images of outdated technology from American television series of the 1960s with the feminine voice of a Hollywood melodrama, confronting their absolute distance with excessive emotion.