Downcast Eyes Reality TV

Downcast Eyes Reality TV weaves together six different voices of artists. From studios in Berlin to a garden in Dakar, the film wonders if documentary practices dealing with subjects outside of the intimate self and ones local sphere are possible in the contemporary political climate and if so, under which conditions.

  • Klara Debeljak
  • Klara Debeljak
  • Anna Ehrenstein
    Key Cast
  • Thabo Thindi
    Key Cast
  • Zachary Fromwalt
    Key Cast
  • Sam Fuentes
    Key Cast
  • Tekla Aslanishvili
    Key Cast
  • Franscisca Khamis
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    16 minutes 29 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 1, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    500 USD
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  • Country of Filming:
    Germany, Netherlands, Senegal
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Gerrit Rietveld Academie
Director Biography - Klara Debeljak

Klara Debeljak (1995, Slovenia) is a multi-disciplinary artist and researcher living in Amsterdam, with a practice spanning audio-visual and text-based publishing. She investigates in chapters that bleed into each other, mapping out a web of causality and reflecting upon the notion of truth in relation to image, intimacy and identity in the online sphere, radicalized media chambers, the architecture of the internet and dissecting the reliability of opinion and infrastructure through access and visibility. She often weaves different voices and perspectives drawing from the quote by Zygmunt Baumant: »Making private grievances public concerns.« Her concerns are with subversive knowledge production strategies and the entanglement of the private and public spheres of interest in the post-digital world. Her work has been exhibited in Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Senegal, Germany and Georgia and she has published with Kajet, Nero Editions, Institute of Network Cultures and Disenz, translated into Italian, French and Slovenian.

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