New Aesthetic: Perspectives

Kurzfilmfestival Köln – Unlimited

The selfie is not taken by a mobile phone, but by a drone, as we are floating in the Caribbean Sea. The detached perspective of imaging satellites and Street View cameras meets human consciousness. A PowerPoint presentation escalates into a cathartic techno party. And we get a glimpse of the dream worlds of James Franco. New camera technologies enable genuinely different explorations of space and time. The constant presence of cameras – in our laptops, in our phones – also contributes to our fundamentally changed relationship to moving images. This program illustrates the delight in technical possibilities and the challenges inherent in them. Since 2013, the New Aesthetic section of the Short Film Festival Cologne – Unlimited has been exploring the crossroads between short film, net art, games, and interactive art.