Fortress of Solitude
by Simone C Niquille /technoflesh Studio
Format: HD Video
Duration: 20 min 25 sec
Audio: Stereo Sound
Commissioned by Space Caviar for Biennale Interieur Kortrijk.
‘Fortress of Solitude’ is an essay film in three chapters investigating the technology used to make the home smarter. The internet and alternative network protocols are the backbone to home automation. Much of the technology infused into homes and our everyday lives have a history of defense funding or only exist because of military research. Is the smart home in fact a militarisation of the domestic, home.mil? Is our home becoming a data machine rather than architecture for living? Are our most privates spaces broadcasting our lives involuntarily instead of providing shelter? Tracing the possibilities of a military-domestic complex, Fortress of Solitude is an investigative narrative interspersed with future product proposals.
• Extreme Land - Interview with Simone C Niquille
• Research, Script & Camera: Simone C Niquille
• Music: M.E.S.H.
• Voice: Patrick Ethan Donovan