New Aesthetic: Future Bodies

Kurzfilmprogramm, presented by KFFK - Kurzfilmfestival Köln

How does the digital world transform the image of our bodies? This program presents the views of international filmmakers. We reinvent ourselves online, and our avatars transcend the confines of gender, skin color and age. But to what degree are these images still informed by common stereotypes and beauty ideals? Meanwhile, in the physical world the boundaries between biology and technology become blurred. Our bodies are technologically enhanced, modified, augmented. At a time when the first cyborgs walk among us, the answer to the question what it means to be human is ever subject to renegotiation. A short film program on future bodies. Since 2013, the NEW AESTHETIC section of the Short Film Festival Cologne has been exploring the crossroads between short film, net art, games, and interactive art.

ABC
Alan Warburton
IN BETWEEN IDENTITIES
Aleksandar Radan
THE WAVES
Marta Di Francesco
HEART SWING
Paul Trillo
PARAMETRIC EXPRESSION
Mike Pelletier
UTOPIA 1.0: POST-NEO-FUTURIST-CAPITALISM IN 3
Annie Berman
THE INSTITUTE OF ISOLATION
Lucy McRae
HEARING COLORS
Greg Brunkalla
THE 3D ADDITIVIST MANIFESTO
Morehshin Allahyari, Daniel Rourke