Video

Supposed To

Aleesa Cohene

2006, 07:00 minutes, colour, English

TAPECODE 687.04

Supposed To examines how work in a capitalist system divides people from themselves. Work often succeeds at limiting our individual agency while paradoxically promoting individual freedom. Lack of agency breeds apathy and despondency: we feel guilty for things we didn't do, and shirk responsibility for things we made happen. Reediting sampled footage and dialogue from science fiction films, psychological thrillers and corporate training videos, Supposed To builds a hybrid narrative of characters exhausted by work, acting out, escaping conflict and misdirected blame, and ultimately returning to an inevitable deep wordless knowledge that shapes our shared reality. Supposed To questions our ontological vocation, reminding us that our destiny is still unknown.

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