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Tuning Room
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Tuning Room

Michael Bucuzzo
Netherlands
2023
50 min
World Premiere
IDFA on Stage, IDFA DocLab Spotlight, IDFA DocLab: Phenomenal Friction
Synopsis

Three experimental short films: A luxury hotel room dreams of idyllic vacation destinations; an airplane feels the weight of time, starts to panic, and hijacks itself for an unmanned flight into an existential crisis; as it slowly dies, a data center hallucinates the Internet before finally fizzling out forever.

Through a mediumistic channeling of sound, image and text, filmmaker Michael Bucuzzo interweaves a performative lecture with these films compiled from American commercials, archive footage, and movies. He suggests that many of our fears, dreams and desires are shaped by mass media—film and television—to such an extent that we can only live our lives filtered through it.

The risk is that we will be overwhelmed by visual pollution and overdose on auditory stimulation. It's no coincidence that in Bucuzzo’s films, humanity is notable for its complete absence. Media need only each other and are only concerned with media. People are no longer necessary to bring new images into the world.

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Credits
50 min
color
cross-platform
Spoken languages: English
Director
    Michael Bucuzzo
    Michael Bucuzzo
Production
    Michael Bucuzzo
    Michael Bucuzzo
Co-production
    AHK - Nederlandse Filmacademie
    AHK - Nederlandse Filmacademie
Editing
    Michael Bucuzzo
    Michael Bucuzzo
Sound Design
    Michael Bucuzzo
    Michael Bucuzzo
Narration
    Klara Waara
    Klara Waara
Narrator
    Michael Bucuzzo
    Michael Bucuzzo

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