Documentary I 12min I Sony PMW200 I 1:1.78 I Germany/Switzerland 2015

„Exercising Perfection“ follows a preprogrammed movement routine in an Automatic Virtual Environment. Three young men practice a sequence of body movements in direct interaction with machines. Rhythm based repetition leads to the performance of a continuous movement loop in which the machine and man act as models for one another. The visible outcome is a functionalized human body defined as „perfect“, and a robot gradually gaining independence.

Director: Ian Purnell
Cinematography: Martin Paret
Production: Academy of Media Arts Cologne