20.02.2018 - Lauren Greenfield, Kevin B. Lee, Dana Linssen
There are images everywhere around us, and not only in the form of films. So how do visual creators literally imagine the world, and how does the world imagine us? Originally educated as a social anthropologist, Lauren Greenfield (Generation Wealth, Panorama) found her voice as a photographer and documentarist when she was uncovering a universe of unknown stories through her portrayals of rich kids in the 1990s Los Angeles. Video essayist Kevin B. Lee works with existing material, such as that of filmmakers, terrorists and social media stars, creating new meaning through composition and analysis. Uncovering the stories behind images, Lee and Greenfield investigate the potentials of visual culture as well as the social forces trying to shape our imaginations. Ultimately the creator's world view becomes a struggle for autonomy.