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4 to 6 March Oddstream will be hosting an online film event with designer Ningli Zhu on the topic of affective storytelling with digital objects.
> Access online via Zoom en Mozilla Hubs
> Entrance: free

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On Saturday 6 March at 20:00 Mario Sergio Álvarez will be interviewed about the film CROMA (2019) by our Oddstream curator Lieke Wouters. 

Our thoughts and emotions are often misinterpreted online as it is difficult to communicate them in a digital space. Moreover, the digital objects we use such as our phones, computers, software and augmented and virtual reality lead and divert our attention offline as well as online. Affective storytelling is a way of telling stories that plays with this notion. Zhu describes it as “writing lyrical poems to resist an inescapable digitized world”.

Ningli Zhu is a visual designer and concept developer who is interested in storytelling on cultural identity as well as social-technological issues. Her curiosity and artistic inquiry lie in how our relationships are shaped in the digital transformation. With a background in both design and media industry, she is exploring affective narrative in the intersection of graphic design, new media art and technology, merging computational technologies into post-cinematic video making.

The films

Ningli Zhu – <Face to Face> (2019)
<Face to Face> is a self-reflective video essay narrating the social psychological influences and intimate connections between digital interaction and user in a personal way. The essay communicates on social anxieties and struggles on presentation and shows a fascination for digital identity. Through a mode of poetic and fictional visual storytelling, Zhu displays a blended character of the ‘modern cyborg’; between ‘self’ and ‘others’, ‘human’ and ‘machine’, ‘inner space’ and ‘outer space’.

Yaoxuan Wang – Is Ambivalence Eternal (2020)
Is Ambivalence Eternal is a series of visual monologues that reflect on slogans, a common instrument exist across the Chinese educational system and emotional capitalism, which works as social frames that crafts people’s perception for personal and social developments. As a response,  Yaoxuan finds her way out of the slogans with what she called the ‘flowing’ method. Yaoxuan Wang is a visual designer who has her passion in exploring the tension between reality and illusions. She aims to evoke the deepest connection in the audience by engaging their thoughts, emotions through visual storytelling, emotional graphics, and interactive product.

Aiwen Yin – <A Call> (2015)
<A Call> is a love letter to an impossible loved one. It asks questions to our modern struggles with love and attempts to give a “solution”. <A Call> is made under the context of an on-going design research A Sigularity Of Love: The Survival Of Modern Affections. Yin Aiwen is a practicing designer, theorist and strategist, who use writing, speculative design and time-based art to examine the social impact of planetary communication technologies. She advocates relationship-focused design as a strategy to redesign, re-engineer and reimagine the relationship between technology and society. Besides publishing and exhibiting internationally, she also works as a strategist and researcher for cultural institutions.

FM7 (Fabián Alejandro González & Mario Sergio Álvarez) – CROMA (2019)
CROMA tells the story of twin brothers whose relationship is indicative of the roles of the dominator and the dominated. The video narrates the dominator’s imposition of his perceptive reality onto the other through a virtual reality experience, immersing the subordinate twin into a simulation  where the virtual becomes reality, creating a new context of reference for the ultimate truth. In the end, the boundaries between reality and virtuality not only become unintelligible for the brothers, but also for the viewer. Mario Sergio Álvarez’s multidisciplinary work focuses on the generation born after the 1990s in Cuba, born along the consequences of the fall of the Soviet Union and now living on the remains of  an old utopia. This generation’s discontent and criticism became a form of indirect protest in a society  based on constructed truths and a lack of individual happiness. Mario researches this indirect  protest of his peers in disciplines such as film, animation, installation and photography. 

The main language of the event will be English.

Oddstream art & technology is part of Lindenberg Cultuurhuis in Nijmegen.

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