We Are the World

Experimental image trailer on personal options of impact on peace and war building for [next]

640 x 360 px | 16:9 | 00:03:03:–
watch the video on vimeo

concept | editing alexandra reill
soundtrack | sound mix korhan erel 

production kanonmedia | istanbul / vienna 2010 / 2011

In form of a found footage mix, the image trailer was developed as part of a project application for the art festival [next] in 2010 and published on vimeo in 2011.

Working with the fictitious approaches of TV and blockbuster film productions, Erel and Reill refer to their personal options of impact on transnational and transcultural developments of communication and cooperation in an era endangered to see global war. In their audiovisual interpretation, they start from the position that entertainment and a mass hype for consumerism goes hand in hand with a narcisissm of news media not being afraid of using the hunter’s role of the camera in places of political unrest. War and peace are deeply co-controlled by media production, so there is a crucial question: what kind of media production and media placing does it need to strengthen and promote peace-enhancing positions of intercultural communication, and which roles can individuals play in the creation of an emancipative world which is meant to be a joyful place for everybody while in reality it still isn’t.

We Are the World featured by

— korhan erel @pinterest / int / 12
— furtherfield / lon / uk / 11