mp4 video duration: 2:52 minutes images from The Prelinger Archives editing and music soundtrack by Broekman & Preisner
Video and music by Roelof Broekman. Images from open source The Prelinger Archives customized by Roelof Broekman and put into context.
Two different topics are weaved together in a critical look at modernism from the point of view of the 50s. In this video I coupled 'stress advice' to images of a 'modernist and seemingly perfectly organized world' to create a tension that is missing from the original material. The music plays an obvious role in this design. I think tension is almost always deliberately absent when it comes to present any view of the future, of what to expect, certainly when it's from political or business origine, but another reason might be that humanity simply needs to believe in a better world in order to keep going for whatever reason there is. I like to confront this idealised thinking and see where I can bring in critical accents, so to discomfort the viewer, or at least draw in a questionmark, keep him awake. It's all about playing with prejudice. 'Futurism' as such can be seen as part of the same intention I had with video's like 'Cyclone' and 'Metropolis'.