Followed by a discussion with the artist Omer Fast moderated by Cristina Baldacci and Claudia Peppel
KARLA is based on a conversation with a content moderator for the world’s largest online video sharing platform. The content moderator wished to remain anonymous and so his/her words were memorized by an actress, whose performance was then recorded using facial-capture technology. As the actress speaks, both her face and voice gradually shift into different characters, refusing to coalesce into a single identity, while delving deeper and deeper into one person’s nightmare of working with images in the gig economy. There are two parts to this work: A holographic projection and a small flatscreen monitor. In this preview file, the two parts of the work have been edited onto the same screen.
KARLA was commissioned by the Staatliche Graphische Sammlung / Freunde der Pinakothek der Moderne for an exhibition in 2020.
Credits: Based on an interview with a person who wishes to remain anonymous
Idea and edit: Omer Fast Performer: Genia Maria Karasek HD Camera and sound: Frieder Schlaich Sound Post-Production: Jochen Jezussek Production/Translation: Anna Bitter Full 3D Production: Mimic Productions, Berlin Hermione Mitford, David Bennett Production Coordinator: Alexandria Frances Petrus Motion Capture Director: Alexandre Donciu-Julin Render Artist and Technician: Johannes Mittig Animator: Yeji Min Animator: Matilde Hansen-Walmsness Animator: Angus McDonald Holographic Technician: Robert Gabriel AV Technician: Radek Pater 2021