'WORKING COGNITION ON PARASITE EARTH' is an image and sound experiment that hypothesises advanced capitalism’s radical disruption of subjectivity. The changing dynamics of labour and capital stress an escalating dependence on machines and technology. The necessitation of human-machine hybridisation has displaced and detached our connection with the natural world. We are left in an erratic and ‘hi-tech’ mire, where the distinctions between labour and leisure are increasingly devoid of meaning and human experience is ever more abstracted from empirical reality.

  • Christopher T.
  • Hannah van Seventer
    Production Assistant
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 12 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 30, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    200 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    New Zealand
  • Country of Filming:
    New Zealand
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Victoria University of Wellington
Director Biography - Christopher T.

Christopher T. is a filmmaker and artist based in Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington. He has recently completed a Master of Arts, researching representations of labour in the experimental films of Aotearoa New Zealand.

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Director Statement

This film was produced in tangent with a significant body of research on experimental cinema and Marxist aesthetics.