The Chinese Room

Långström Minna

The Chinese Room is a computer-generated 3D animation. The film portrays a futuristic society, as if seen through a surveillance monitor. In the animation, video and computer surveillance have become a natural part of daily life. The computer-generated characters that populate the world of The Chinese Room invoke the animation industry's ideal of simulated actors, an idea provoked by a research agenda where things are done just because they are technically possible. The question of what we can know about each other extends into fodder for reality-tv, resulting to alienation and paranoia.

Production Year
2003
Duration
00:13:00
Type
Genre
Tags
Original Title
Kiinalainen huone
Finnish Title
Kiinalainen huone
English Title
The Chinese Room
Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
Yes
Aspect Ratio
4:3
Sound
Yes
Cast
Minna Långström (Author), Minna Långström (Director), Minna Långström (Animation), Ziva Borlja (Choreographer), Pelle Venetjoki (Sound), Aku Raski (Sound)
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Minna Långström is a media artist who works with short film and installation. Through visual experimentation, her works often deal with screen based visual culture in relation to the subjective human experience. Some of her participatory installations focusses on social perspectives on technologically mediated narratives, while her more recent short films and immersive installations deal with certain political histories - and their influences on the present.