‘Trigger Warning’ is a fast paced journey through a city of memes.
An urban hinterland of embodied ideas and warring ideologies. Switching between various first-person perspectives, the film embodies the current culture clashes bubbling away beneath the surface of the city.
The algorithmically mediated networks which amplify opinions, manipulate biases and shape beliefs have caused widespread civic unrest. People emerge from behind memes and screens to bear arms for their beliefs. Allegiances continue to fracture and fragment, until individual emotions and opinions reign supreme. Eventually, any sense of certainty evaporates.
What lies on the horizon as these polarised realities melt away? What might peace be like?
Directed by Jon Ardern and Anab Jain, and featuring an original soundtrack and narration by Ninja Tune musician Nabihah Iqbal, the film was commissioned by the University of South Australia for their exhibition ‘Waging Peace’. The film premiered at the Museum of Discovery (MOD) in Adelaide, Australia in December 2018. MOD and Superflux have now jointly decided to share the work online for free, to make it more accessible.
Read more about the research, concept, and behind-the-scenes of this film at: superflux.in/index.php/work/trigger-warning
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