single channel HD video, 16:13 min
Francis Hunger’s video “This is the sentence” (2020) deals with the current development of artificial actors such as the voice assistants from Amazon and Apple.
In front of a reddish billowing background, individual words are displayed. In the minds of readers, they are joined into sentences. A dialogue arises from these toneless statements, questions, insinuations and invitations.
One question is: “What voice do you hear when reading this?” Whether human or computer program: the viewer gets the impression that someone is really talking. Am I being observed while I think I’m observing? (Michael Arzt)
Funding: Denkzeit Stipendium by Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen