Démontable

Démontable

Démontable

12 min 3 sec
Single Channel Video
The Netherlands, 2014

Démontable intrudes our domestic spaces with a miniature projection from the outside world. An amusing film, offering a narration on absurdity  of daily lives and current global event. Démontable explores an odd mixture of realities projected simultaniously: helicopter airstrike to a newspaper and plates under attacked by a drone.

Hoax news is a subject of today’s public conversation, especially on events like war after the Cold War era. Démontable is mocking how the media manipulates news on war and how the propaganda works. It also shows how digital technology have bigger possibility to manipulate its production and distribution nature. This work of art manipulates reality with greenscreen technology and represents miniature figure at the same time.

Démontable is an effort to understand reality that we are facing today while teasing with violence characters within. In this film, critics  againts media, world politics, and privacy boundaries are presented with provoking yet shocking humor.

Douwe Dijkstra

A video artist and filmmaker. As an
individual artist he mostly participate in projects that are
experimental in nature. Ranging from music videos and
short films to video installations and theatre. Together
with Jules van Hulst and Coen Huisman he founded 33
Collective. As a group of visual artists we try to
expand our individual areas of work. Exploring the use of
multimedia environments, projections and performances
to tell our stories. In 2006 he helped start Festina Lente
Collective. He worked with them on a music video for
the song Beguine by the Dutch band The Kift