UK / Duration 3m 50s / 2014
Department store workers try to submit a petition to managers, and then break out in raging ‘flash mob’, a surprising coordinated dance. The online transmission breaks up, arriving through B&W noise, blur and warps, and the protest act becomes a flickering data-scape. The work highlights the struggle for human rights, and Media’s contemporary role as a possible instrument in actions for change.
Guli Silberstein is a London-based video artist and video editor. He received a BA in Film & TV from Tel-Aviv University in 1997, and a MA in Media Studies, with a focus on video production and media art, from The New School for Social Research, NYC, USA in 2000. Since then, he has been producing work dealing with social-political issues, violent conflicts and cognitive processes, involving media critique and found footage processing. The videos have been extensively shown in festivals, galleries and museums worldwide.