Trailer: Eurozooland's Liquid Dome, 1.41min, 2015
Translantics illuminates the disunity of a generation that moves between the analog past and the modern aestheticism. Three young women miss a coherent identity in the midst of virtuality, internationality and simultaneity.
Relationships unfold before mall display windows; in train dining cars; throughout the lush countryside of provincial hometowns; in run-down galleries loaded with artworks imported from New York; beneath Frankfurt's monolithic corporate architecture; and across the streets of a glowing, frantic, decrepit Berlin: the nerve center of the transnational culture class that nevertheless remains perpetually peripheral, the historical landmark that has clumsily erased its own past with attempts at the future. Product, lifestyle, Potsdamer Platz. Every throwback is a throw-forward.
The film series is a mini-drama full of dispersed selves – a condition to which anyone with a Skype account or more than one simcard can no doubt relate. And yet even as technology has topologically collapsed timezones into a common dreamspace – the setting, essentially, of this show – our physical bodies and currencies and mother tongues are creating a kind of productive drag, which the show's characters, like its actors, like us, must continuously and collectively negotiate.
Directed by: Britta Thie & Julia H. Burlingham | Produced by Stella Heith Keir | Soundtrack by Ville Haimala | Filmed by Kevin Klein | Edited by Andi Pek | Artdirection by Julia H. Burlingham | VFX & Colorgrade by Tal Peled
Starring: Britta Thie | Julia Zange | Annika Kuhlmann | Ella Plevin | Shaun Motsi | Preston Chaunsumlit | Lily McMenamy | Billy Rennekamp | Dan Bodan | Clemens Jahn | Christopher Kulendran Thomas | Mykki Blanco & many more