Film Essay (Short)

Meteor examines voluntary renunciation and escape as subversive practices in the context of the celebrity-spectacle complex and the economy of attention. The essay juxtaposes a biopic of Macaulay Culkin up to the moment he gave up acting and the letters written by Arthur Rimbaud after he abandoned literature. Drawing exclusively on found footage from YouTube, Meteor undertakes a critique of the politics of absolute transparency and the commodification of the self.

Directed by UMD
2022 // 16’ // HD video (color, sound)

Selected Screenings:
- FLorida EXperimental Film and Video Festival, 02.2022
- Onion City Experimental Film and Video Festival, 04.2022

- FLIGHT/ Mostra Internazionale del Cinema di Genova, 10.2022