EMAP-artist in residence Marleine van der Werf presents her project The Living Dead in the framework of the Symposium Umbruch im Film/ Transformation Processes in Moving Images on 7 December 2022, organised in Halle by van der Werf´s EMAP host institution Werkleitz - Centre for Media Art. The first demo version of her sound installation will also be presented at the symposium. Registered guests can attend the presentation on site or any public can attend online.
The Living Dead is a multidisciplinary project. An intimate journey in which the fragile relationship with our biological body is questioned. The ‘story’ is told from the perspective of a Cotard patient. A rare neuropsychiatric condition in which the affected person holds the delusional belief that they are dead or don’t exist. Some physicians and scientists believe that this syndrome unlocks the mysteries of where our consciousness is located.