Psychotic events and practices happen unnoticed and slowly over time, to fully accept them we need to acclimatize and familiarize ourselves with it. Mixing Supermax brightness with blacksite darkness, a unique mix of physical pain with digital interrogation software. We do not emulate reality – our world is staged, superficial and glamourous, but still the user can experience the ubiquitous perversion and go into a supervised shock. We deny the concept of torture as self defense, but we accept it as part of rock culture.
Domenico Quaranta: "On the creative panorama of UBERMORGEN.COM, which ranges from the cold aesthetic of conceptual art, to the functional look of diagrams, the minimal semblance of pixels, the anonymity of reportage and the retro feel of noir and teletext, SUPERENHANCED stands out for its attractive, glossy, almost glamorous look. It is as if the torture team at Guantanamo had hired UBERMORGEN.COM to work on an image campaign to relaunch the popularity of practices getting a hard time in the media, such as Enhanced Interrogation and Extraordinary Rendition."
All video images were created during the studio session 26.11.2008 (Camera/Editing: Lukas Heistinger, Photos: Alistair Fuller, Models: Billie, Lola, Hans Bernhard, Stefan Nussbaumer), .mov, 305,4MB, 00:01:31, 2009
The Video uses sitcom-laughter sampled from a G.W. Bush Whitehouse press-conference on "Enhanced Interrogation" and "War on Terror".
INTERROGATION SOFTWARE: SUPERENHANCED.COM