Approximation in the digital age to a humanity condemned to disappear
(2014–15) is a film by German artist Mario Pfeifer
produced during a four-month residency on Navarino Island, Chile. Intertwined video episodes present the different realities of a remote area that indigenous people, settlers, and military personnel call home. The sequences look at the land, manual and industrial labor, plant life, the activities of Yaghan descendants, and nightlife on Tierra del Fuego. New York-based musician Kamran Sadeghi contributed a digital score that takes old field recordings as a reference. The film screening is followed by an artist talk and presentation of Pfeifer’s latest monograph and accompanying vinyl LP edition, both designed by Markus Weisbeck and published by Sternberg Press.
From September 9 through October 25, a new video work by Pfeifer is on view at MINI/Goethe-Institut Curatorial Residencies Ludlow 38.