3 Degrees of Freedom
Collaboration with Ying Ang
Commissioned by PHOTO Australia
for PHOTO 2022
Installed on Supernormal and Alpha60
The idea behind the largely egalitarian origins of the internet has found itself carved up by corporate enterprise.
Promised the world at our fingertips, we have instead been delivered a polarized humanity populated by a series of flattened identities, all hard angles and no gradients – the expanding metaverse reduced down to a metaphorical 3 degrees of freedom – a strict triple axis from which we experience the illusion of infinity.
We have exalted the virtual human icon that biological humans are increasingly using to orient their striving. This work is a comment on self-surveillance, self-optimisation and the expanding state of self-idolatry that is a product of the algorithmic mechanisms feeding the myth of our identities.
PALOMO - Short Film
Director: Ling Ang & Marc Sebastian
Cinematographer: Ling Ang
Editor: Ling Ang
Sound Editor: Hamish Mitchell
Poster Designer: Nick Offord
Winner of Best Director at Madrid International Film Festival 2018
Winner of Best Documentary Short Film at London Independent Film Awards 2018
Screened at the 42nd Montréal World Film Festival 2018
The days in lead up to an up and coming Spanish brand's biggest fashion show in Madrid. American stylist, Marc Sebastian, takes us from atelier to model fittings and showing 60 male models how to walk the 5 star hotel runway. Featuring Spanish film royalty including Rossy De Palma, Pedro Almodovar and a cameo with Lindsay Lohan.