The Division of Communication and Creative Media’s Filmmaking and Creative Media programs presents the U.S. premiere of “Glossary of Broken Dreams” by award-winning Austrian artist, filmmaker, writer, actor, curator, theatre director, and lecturer Johannes Grenzfurthner. The public screening of “Glossary of Broken Dreams” will be followed by a filmmaker Q&A on Wed. April 11, at 6:30 p.m. in the Perry Presentation Room.
Johannes Grenzfurthner is known as the founder, conceptualist and artistic director of Monochrom, an international art and theory group. He is one of the most outspoken researchers in the field of sexuality and technology, and one of the founders of ‘techno-hedonism’. Most of his artworks are labelled monochrom. His film covers a range of topics, from political activism to intellectual property to robotics.
The description of the film reads: “Puppets! Pixels! Anime! Live action! Stock footage! Lumpennerd Johannes Grenzfurthner gives an ideotaining cinematic revue about important political concepts. Everyone is talking about freedom! Privacy! Identity! Resistance! The Market! The Left! But, yikes, Johannes can’t tolerate ignorant and topically abusive comments on the “Internet” anymore! Supported by writer Ishan Raval, in this film, Johannes explains, re-evaluates, and sometimes sacrifices political golden calves of discourse. Not to be used with false consciousness or silicone-based lubricant.”
More information about the film can be found in this article.