Data Murmur (2012)

The notable Italian political philosopher Franco "Bifo" Berardi recites a random poem of HTML code twice.

First on the left of the split screen the camera maintains its distance allowing the bard to enact the poem, his shock of silver hair melting into the backdrop of tree branches.

On the right the camera moves closer to focus in and out on his lips and tongue and teeth to expose the animal nature of a human possessed by our informational culture. The rhythm between the images goes in and out of synch.

Directed by Warren Neidich with Franco Berardi.