14.05.2012 - 03.06.2012
HERMAN ASSELBERGHS (BE) : BESTE STEVE / DEAR STEVE : 2010 : 45’00’’
Presented as part of Dutch Electronic Art Festival in collaboration with V2_ Rotterdam. The film is produced in collaboration with V2_ and Auguste Orts, Brussels.
In 'Dear Steve', a brand new MacBook Pro is gently and effectively dismantled, from the packaging up to the smallest particle. The process reveals the irreducible materiality of the one 'tool' that plays such a central role in our so called immaterial labour.
A voice-over presents us a letter to Steve Jobs, a philosophical analysis of the amazing global impact of this invention, 'the laptop'. The film's classical aesthetics in photography, composition, scenography and sound connect it to the field of the visual arts as well as with the tradition of cinema.