digidope: stoned free

Year2018
OriginVienna/Austria
Art FormInstallation, Video
MaterialMixed Media
Resolution1080p, 48 kHz
FormatPAL, RGB
Duration02:44

The movie claims to be a drug and plays around with the idiosyncrasies of public relations. A number of staccato like, meaningless phrases are hammered relentlessly into the brain of the keen consumer until he or she is obsessed by only one thought: “stoned free yeah”.

In the lower third of the screen — alluding to the disclaimers of medical advertisements — some sort of instruction leaflet is displayed. On the surface it informs us how to use the movie and warns you in advance of harmful secondary effects but there is also a subtle subtext with provoking and mostly untrue statements fitting very well into the bulk of fake news that are dominating todays media landscape in an ever increasing way.