›70.001‹

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In ›70.001‹ (2019, 16 min), Clemens von Wedemeyers simulates the Monday demonstrations of 1989/90 in the virtual Leipzig of today. Shouting "We are the people", the demonstrators demanded rights to freedom in the GDR. Still today, the slogan and the narrative of the Monday demonstrations are used by various political protest movements for their own purposes. In '70.001', the mass of demonstrators consists of so-called digital agents, whose number increases continuously through algorithms. The animation is accompanied by original recordings of interviews with witnesses from the time. As a contemporary reflection, the film examines the representation and formation of groups, the power of the masses and how algorithms exert control over people.