(c) melanie bonajo, Progress vs Regress, 2016, Full HD single channel video + sound, 53:57 min., Courtesy the artist & AKINCI

Melanie Bonajo

Progress vs. Regress

Lokal im Mousonturm


What if the elders of society are the real technology experts? As witnesses of enormous industrial and technological changes, Melanie Bonajo makes them the subject of her film. Selfie-sticks meet walkers, personal anecdotes from the last 85 years intersect common narratives of progress. So much for “digital natives” – the grey-haired so-called silver surfers demonstrate their media competence, which has grown over the years, and crack jokes so hard that the smileys just giggle across the screen.

Duration: 60 min
Language: Dutch with English subtitles
Intro in German

The film screening takes place in the context of the performance Die Vielhundertjährigen (The Many-Centenarians.)