|CHRISTIAN VON BORRIES|
Direction: Christian von Borries
Idea and camera: Christian von Borries.
Editing: Ute Adamczewski, Christian von Borries.
Filmed on location in: Astana, Kosovo, Pyonyong, Detroit, Moscow and Berlin
Produced by: Masseundmacht
Since the 1980s, this world has been characterized by four developments: the growth of political democracy, the growth of Online Democracy, the growth of corporate power, and the growth of corporate propaganda as a means of protecting corporate power against democracy. Mocracy examines consumerism, capitalism, oppression, misery rule and the help industry. People become a mass ornament, architecture a tuning tool for societies, self optimizing in file. Charity is the other side of democracy, while democracy appeares as a lifestyle option for the rich.
Michael Jackson is the soundtrack of the neoliberal 80s, a choreography of democracy. The film itself is imitating democracy in a nutshell, representing a failing polyphonie. In this sense, Mocracy is a musical journey through Kasachstan, Kosovo, Pyonyong, Detroit, Moscow and Berlin, a neverland, the utopia of a non-place. Thus, the film clip serves as a disappropriation of the individual torso.
“Our current societies have replaced all reality and meaning with symbols and signs. Human experience is of a simulation of reality as well.”
“This film believes that society has become so saturated with these simulacra and our lives so saturated with the constructs of society that all meaning was being rendered meaningless by being infinitely mutable.”
“Signs and images claim to represent something real, but no representation is taking place and arbitrary images are merely suggested as things which they have no relationship to.”
“The distinctions between image and reality break down due to the proliferation of mass-reproducible copies of items, turning them into commodities. Since the industrial revolution, the commodity's ability to imitate reality threatens to replace the original version, especially when the individual person is only concerned with consuming.”
“In Neverland, the simulacrum precedes the original and the distinction between reality and representation vanishes. Neverland is today’s democratic state.”