The Financial Crisis (Session I-IV) is a 12 minute film work addressing the financial crisis from a therapeutic perspective. A hypnotist guides us through our worst nightmares to reveal the crisis without as the psychosis within. During four sessions – 1. The Invisible Hand, 2. George Soros, 3. You, and 4. Old Friends – the spectator experiences the fascination of speculation and power, fear, anxiety and frustration of loosing control, economic loss and personal disaster. The Financial Crisis (Session I-IV) was created for Frieze Film 2009 curated by Neville Wakefield, and screened on Channel 4's 3 Minute Wonder slot, October 2009.
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"The Financial Crisis (Session I-IV) is a new film work in which SUPERFLEX address the financial crisis and meltdown from a therapeutic perspective. A hypnotist guides us through our worst nightmares to reveal the crisis without as the psychosis within. During 4 sessions you will experience the fascination of speculation and power, too fear, anxieties and frustration of loosing control, economic loss and personal disaster. In Session 1 "The Invisible Hand" we are introduced to the backbone of capitalism, the idea of the 'invisible hand' as the benign faith in self-regulation that prevents markets and people from spinning out of economic control. Under hypnosis we are asked to interrogate that faith and to imagine a world no longer governed by the invisible hand. In the following Sessions we go deeper and deeper into the financial crisis.............
Tonight on Channel 4 The Financial Crisis (Session I-V) is commissioned by and has been created for Frieze Film 2009 and is screened on Channel 4´s innovative ´3 Minute Wonder`slot from Monday 12 October to Thursday 15 October, at 7.55pm. A film version is presented at Frieze Art Fair from Wednesday 14 October to Sunday 18 October.
Hynotist: Bo Groth Christensen
Producer/Director: Tuan Andrew Nguyen
Assistent Producer: Matt Lucero
Cinematography: Ha Thuc Phu Nam
Sound Design: Alan Hayslip
Editor: Nick Fernandez
Produced by Propeller Group (Ho Chi Minh City).