UsThemThemUs, 3:37, 2015

UsThemThemUs is a video comprised of statements extracted from sci-fi cinema in which characters attempt to articulate a boundary between humans and non-humans. These declarations of difference desperately seek to establish delineations between human and machine and animal, yet often resort to nebulous-to-define traits such as emotion, belief, or the soul. Rather than establish clear definitions of what the human is or is not, instead these attempts reveal a slippery space of boundary determinations, as well as anxieties and pejorative associations entangled with notions of difference and otherness, particularly when ‘the other’ begins to become the same…

Text and audio statements are all direct citations from selected films.

Audio Samples: Timbre & Aran Reginald



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