Dream Nightmare

Martine Syms

2022 | 00:07:29 | United States | English | Color | Stereo | 16:9 | HD video

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: African-American, Labor, Race, Technology

Dream Nightmare is from Martine Syms’ Kita’s World series. Kita enacts the performances of everyday life in a hyper-digitized world. The character’s roles range from meditation guru to cultural commentator, and she speaks directly to questions of consciousness within the systems of labor, race, technology, and institutional failure. To the cognitive dissonance of Siri mishearing her speech, to the terror of (mis)representation, to the instinct to reconnect with nature. In these video works, Syms creates an environment in which being human is inextricably linked to the impact and interruptions of technological innovation.

This title is also available as part of the compilation Kita's World.

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