Remote Sensing

Ursula Biemann

2001 | 00:53:00 | Switzerland | English | Color | Stereo | 4:3 | Hi8 video

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Migration, Politics, Surveillance

In Biemann’s film, she traces the routes and reasons of women who travel across the globe for work in the sex industry. By using the latest images from NASA satellites, the film investigates the consequences of the U.S. military presence in southeast Asia as well as European migration politics. This essay takes an earthly perspective on cross-border circuits, where women have emerged as key actors and expertly links new geographic technologies to the sexualization and displacement of women on a global scale. By revealing how technologies of marginalization affect women in their sexuality, Remote Sensing aspires to displace and resignify the feminine within sexual difference and cultural representation.

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Solothurner Filmfestival

Exhibitions + Festivals

The Seoul Festival, Korea, 2001
Women in the Director’s Chair, Chicago, Illinois, 2001
Dallas Video Festival, Texas, 2001
Kasseler Dokfest, Germany, 2001
Centre Pompidou, Paris, France, 2002

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