Archive of films Glue / Glue
A drone surveys a man who is taking great care of and decorating a pig’s head. Nails, latex, and disturbing radar images. This powerful short film could be seen as a fetishistic dream or a report on the present day, about which absolutely nothing is welcoming.
"A comment on our nightmarish present. Underneath the wings of a MQ-9 Reaper drone, a man is absorbed in his activities, driven by motivations that seem equally fetishistic and scientific.” Thus German artist Moritz Uebele characterizes his short film, a colorful and almost tactile experience built upon an incredibly magnetic mise-en-scène, but under whose surface lurks something decidedly disturbing. This carefully crafted picture is rounded out by a no less ingenious soundtrack that intensifies its dreamlike nature and, more to the point, its subliminal nastiness.
About the director
Moritz Uebele (b. 1985, Frankfurt) first studied history of art at Goethe University in his hometown, then visual and motion design in Berlin. In 2011–13 he studied film under Douglas Gordon at Frankfurt’s Städelschule, continuing film studies under Rotraut Pape at the Offenbach University of Art and Design. His short films include Thanatos (2010) and Scenes from the Black Yonder (2012).
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