Transdisciplinary Data Democracy Cryptography Translation Uses

Art Film

Re-assembling the Actual

Video, 6 min, 2021

Tinne Zenner & Eva la Cour


Re-assembling the Actual brings together 16mm film portraits and fragmented articulations by anthropologists, mathematicians and engineers involved in the transdisciplinary research project on Secret Multi Party Computation. In staging and combining these fragments Re-assembling the Actual writes a cooperative double-screen text – voices, bodies, spaces, technologies, lights and colors interact to introduce the topic(s), without aiming for coherence or explanation. Rather, the aim is to acknowledge the different and particular levels of realness and idealness that emerge in a research project like this. The idea is to indicate that meaning is something that arises when information is assembled algorithmically as much as socially.