Copy complete

Before the personal computer found its way into the private households, it was believed to be a “miracle box” with thousands of possibilities. In comparison its application in the reality was rather prosaic. The cinema knew how to use these circumstance. In the late 1970s until the turn of the millennium feature films were developed in which the abilities of the film computer hardly were compromised. In contrast to its actual role models the application of computers were used in the film industry for visual and auditory adventures. It bubbled over with graphics with all kinds of colours and shapes, it peeped and rumbled even with an ordinary continuous text. These cinematic presentations of the computer generates the original material for “copy complete”. Sequences out of cinema movies of the 1970s, 80s and 90s connect well and are accompanied with equivalent computer sounds as well as the original film music by split screens together into a collage. In this manner “copy complete” undertakes a journey to the origin of the digital era. In which the computer was observed to be a opportunity or threat, as well as a resource of the good or an instrument of the evil however it may be a gate to a worldwide communication and an instrument for totalitarian supervision. The computer within films serves as a reflection of the society and broaches the issue of the different aspects of human sensitivity opposite to new technologies.

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Maria Auerbach
Maria Auerbach