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The World Is Mine

Ann Oren
Israel 2017 / 68’
subtitles: Polish and English
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An icon of futuristic pop culture, the turquoise-haired Hatsune Miku is the most famous virtual singer in the world. Her Vocaloid-generated voice performs at concerts as a singing and dancing hologram-just how she appeared as official backup for Lady Gaga. The phenomenon of Hatsune Miku proves that you do not have to have a body or soul to inspire the masses: fans not only write the lyrics and music for her songs, but they also provide their bodies. Given that talented fans are constantly playing her, she will never die. She is a creative provocateur. A collective fantasy. Social glue. She is the future. Ann Oren enters the fandom world of Hatsune Miku, taking on the identity not so much of the hologram star herself as of a Japanese fan cosplayer. She examines the performative nature of cosplaying (dressing up and playing the role of fictional characters), a hybrid space where reality blurs into fetishistic fantasies and pop culture clichés. Oren's trials and tribulations in the fictional world of Hatsune Miku-told with the help of songs, vague erotic episodes, and encounters with characters with a mysterious ontological status-resemble the adventures of a modern Alice in a virtual Wonderland.

Ewa Szabłowska

Screenings

Tickets sale starts on 19th July, 12pm.
mo 07 Aug, 18:45knh 3
Filmmakers Q&A
tu 08 Aug, 15:45knh 3
Filmmakers Q&A
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Ann Oren

Ann Oren is a visual artist and director. Originally from Tel Aviv, she moved to New York to study at the School of Visual Arts. Her films, installations, and videos focus on the performative side of modern life: fictitious people inhabiting social media, the exhibitionism and voyeurism of ordinary people, and the theatricality of everyday situations.

Selected filmography

2001 Hunky Dory (short)

2003 Poise (short)

2004 Excercises in Separation (short)

2010 NATASHA S.O.S (short)

2011 The Audition (short)

2012 Penelope (short)

2013 TMWQ (short)

2016 DEUX FEMMES (for Man Ray)

2016 InContact

2017 The World Is Mine

Cast & Crew

director Ann Oren
cinematography Hiroki Iwai
music Manuela Schininá, yukky
cast Ann Oren, "umekichi", "yukky"
producer Ann Oren, Motomi Haruyama, Dafne Narvaez Berlfein
sales Mimesis Films
language English, Japanese
colouration colour