directors: Yulia Lokshina and Angela Stiegler
cinematography: Julia Swoboda
sound design / music: Yorgia Karidi, SD, 29:54 min
(languages: English and French with engl. subtitles, shot in Geneva, Switzerland and Munich, Germany)
in cooperation with the Center for affective Siences, Geneva
Imagine behind that hill there is the enemy. In SUBJECTIVE HILL a body cam traverses different rooms slipping into various roles space by space: From a police officer patrolling in a red light district of Geneva, it then intrudes a private living room, witnesses a VR experiment on violence in a psychological lab, to end up in an imagined theatre of war. Focussing on the influence of prior believes on our perception of reality this set up follows the logic of a Virtual Reality experiment at a laboratory of Centre for Affective Sciences in Geneva, where confrontational situations of police officers are simulated to examine human affective states. Within this documentary approach the body cam - a camera used in police context and worn right at the chest - is transferred into a narrative fictional context of a subjective gaze.