27th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
director: Marie-Magdalena Kochová
original title: Apparatgeist
country: Czech Republic
running time: 11 min.
The concept of Apparatgeist expresses how mankind’s relationship with technology evolves and how it transforms our social contacts. In a similar fashion to the authors of this theory, James E. Katz and Mark Aakhus, the film’s director has also focused on the current phenomenon of mobile phones. It takes us to an allegorical space of the apparatgeist, a barren, inhospitable place where cell phones act as small windows into different worlds of internet mundanity and bizarreness, and as a reflection of our interaction with a digital device.
“How much do we hide behind our smartphones and use them to expose ourselves? To what extent is it possible to imprint ourselves into images composed of ones and zeros?” M.-M. Kochová
biographyMarie-Magdalena Kochová (1994) studied new media at the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen and is currently studying at the Department of Documentary Film at FAMU. Her author's report, Interlocker 1, won the Aramis Prize of FamuFest in 2017. Her film Will the World Remember Your Name? was presented at the Ji.hlava IDFF 2017 in the Czech Joy section.
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|script:||Josef Kokta, Marie-Magdalena Kochová|