Whilst we remain safe and sound, watching the highest grossing cat fail compilation – all that is kept out of sight gets back to us in this consumerist nightmare. On a global playground, without bounds, the cat’s body is devoured, exploited and controlled – its fear of pain being stronger than its longing for freedom. Objects are fetishized and subjects made into things that are quantifiable and ready for use. They are the natural resources of a luxury they will never know. We are here because you were there – and waste is dumped in the ocean. In the end, bodies reveal the causes and effects of power, pleasure and hate.
BRENDA LIEN was born in 1995 in Offenbach am Main. She works as an independent filmmaker and film music composer. She has won several prizes for her film and musical works and is a scholar at the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes. Since 2012 she studies Art at the University of Art and Design Offenbach. Her films include: the shorts STRIATED STONE MEETS FRAGILE IDEAS (2015), CALL OF BEAUTY (2016), and CALL OF CUTENESS (2017).