March 18, 2013

The Control Removal

The idea was developed at the end of December 2012 in order to create information and entertainment talking about current social issues closely related to the Digital culture. The advent of Internet, and of all the recent technologies, has led to a new way of learning, creating and relating to the global market. New ways mean new problems, indeed the innovative tools have produced more opportunities and advantages but even, at the same time, different dilemmas. Therefore the six short videos can be defined as brief web documentaries that deal with education and entertainment industry, above all music industry. During every video historical information are provided in order to give a wide idea of the topic, with a little bit of humour and different interviews by experts or well-experienced people in that subject.

Why the Control Removal?

I've analyzed with accuracy this quote: “If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they'll kill you.” So I asked to myself, why would people refuse the truth? There're a lot of components in the today's drama, in first place the lack of information makes the hesitation coming up. When people have not clear informative data they're not capable to catch the reality of facts. The best example of that, it's been used describing the political context by Victor Hugo when he wrote about Napoleon III that "2+2=5". 

We have also a secondary version of the truth made by insistence in the lie; "If you repeat a lie often enough, it becomes the truth", and that was essentially the nazi propaganda made by Joseph Goebbels during the WWII. For those who forgot what happened in Germany, the Nazist Party was elected by democratic vote. 

And there's another point: is there anything like a unique truth? The word itself is ambigous, multifaceted, and related to many other concepts called "fundaments of the truth". They are essentially based on reality, but: is it a subjective or objective reality? Maybe truth is not the right element of comparison. 

So, why is today harder than ever capturing the reality? Probably, cause we've lost the thought, the integrity of our thinking process inside a schematic aloof mechanism of society. "Don't think, just do it!" And inside this big box we lose the control of our lives.

Finally we have the worst factor of the human behaviour: sloth! There's a great quote from the italian author Ennio Flaiano saying: "If you admit that the shit - just one time - is not so bad, after you will eat it two-three times a day". So we don't see a lack of truth actually, but a lack of coherence and honesty in the receiver of the message. Perhaps, there will be always a sense of immorality in the human nature but without the criticism of observers, it has won even before the start, the lie just won.

Directing & Editing by Alex Calò
Intro music for "The Control Removal" composed by Alex Calò
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