Shadow Library


2021, AT, 4K Video, colour, stereo, 7 min



Trailer
Credits
Screenings



In a near future, data is no longer stored in data centres but in the DNA of plants. During a presentation of the data garden of Cyan, an Austrian mobile phone manufacturer, this film accidentally leads us astray to a second, invisible "library" - the Shadow Library, which is stored on some of the plants.
In this way, this video addresses how the effects of globally unequal production relations inscribe themselves in plants, migrate with the plants and thus anchor themselves in collective memory.

The text in the second part of the video is based on poems by the Chinese poet Zheng Xiaoqiong, who addresses the living and working conditions of Chinese migrant workers in her work. The soundtrack of the film (‘Fern’ by Mileece) is based on the sonification of electric currents in plants.





Trailer


Credits

Script, director, editing, production: Marlies Pöschl
Poems: Zheng Xiaoqiong 郑小琼《拆》
Assistant director: Sophie Averkamp
Director of photography: David Rabeder, Marlies Pöschl
Sound engineer and sound design: Simon Rabeder
Costume design: Sandy Wetcliff Vienna
Translation: Lea Schneider, Martin Winter
Actors: Daniela Chen, Anne Hünseler, Xingchen Liu, Haili Luo, Ying Qui-Zhang, Jiayi Steiner, Sissi Qi Wang, Yu Li Ya, Guanpei Zhou
Voice-over: Kun Jing and Eva Mayer
Original music: “Fern” by Mileece


Screenings
Space for Kids. Spuren im Datenmeer, Kunsthalle Vienna/Vienna Biennale for Change, 2021, AT


Contact
Marlies Pöschl
Studio (by appointment)
1020 Vienna, AT
kontakt@marliespoeschl.net www.marliespoeschl.net

Feel free to contact me for copies of my works for preview or research purposes.


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The Golden Pixel Cooperative
Association for Moving Image, Art and Media
www.goldenpixelcoop.com
marlies.poeschl@goldenpixelcoop.com
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Contact

Marlies Pöschl
Studio (by appointment)
1020 Vienna, AT
kontakt@marliespoeschl.net
www.marliespoeschl.net

Feel free to contact me for copies of my works for preview or research purposes.


Copyright
all images © their authors. The art work of Marlies Pöschl and the images of work shown on this website are subject to copyright. The copyright of all the work remains with the artist.


The Golden Pixel Cooperative
Association for Moving Image, Art and Media
www.goldenpixelcoop.com
marlies.poeschl@goldenpixelcoop.com