> MAXIMILIAN SCHMÖTZER & FABIAN HEITZHAUSEN
A post dubbing of several scenes cut together from Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. It is played in a loop and negotiates the question of what makes art into art. To create gravity outer space, the vast space station Discovery One revolves on its own axis, just as the voyage through infinite space moves in circles, forever and unnoticed. The protagonists are caught in an argumentative loop, unable to solve the question. The computer Hal 9000, a supposedly omniscient artificial intelligence, tries to give answers but a solution seems impossible. Again and again, the discussion ends up at the beginning. The two male astronauts with the same female voice represent humanity’s insatiable quest for knowledge. And knowledge is power.