Ewan Golder

Binary Love - Film - 13min - 2017

présenté dans le cadre de l'exposition panorama 19


An event, a story, touches you deeply, defines who you are, shakes you too your very core, your secret self, your fears, and dreams, your flaws, digitised and copied a million times. It’s no longer yours. Our secret selves, the strange rhythms of our subconscious, hidden from ourselves, etched into a hard drive somewhere in Greenland. Your dreams flow through the stratosphere, and with that familiar vibration, flows into my life through a hand held device. Every half thought thought, every half said remark is absorbed by the stratosphere. An intangible mystery of the mind vibrating in my hand. Downloaded straight from heaven. We roam free through this digital playground but we are consumed and logged by the faceless, omnipresent machine, herded and branded like cattle with ruthless efficiency. Every adventure starts with a Wifi connection. But where do we go ? Does it matter? Where is our narrative drive? Anywhere to distract us from our planned obsolescence. Our secret selves travelling through the circuitry of a million microprocessors which work tirelessly; calculating, multiplying, utterly indifferent to their incomprehensible creators. And on the surface, we, the lazy, proud and lustful bags of inadequate flesh and incomprehensible emotions, clumsily search for a connection. Binary Love. Algorithm Blues. A convulsive love, burning and whirring like an overheating hard drive, corrupting your senses. If we could only find a connection, to embolden us in the face of this avalanche of digital detritus, to help us hack through the jungle to find ourselves, to find each other, smashing the avatar within an avatar within an avatar, to find you in your purest data form, a glorious algorithm of incomprehensible beauty. Share you drive with me, let our data streams merge, and what ever you do, never log off.

Ewan Golder

Born and raised in a small town on the Romney Marsh, on the wind swept coast of South East England¬, Ewan has always been equally preoccupied by the uncanny, the macabre and the absurd, and the delicate, the graceful and the transcendent. After graduation in Media Production, Ewan’s interests have been broad, learning his craft as a filmmaker through a series of short films, music videos, experimental documentaries and video art. His most recent work has focused on attempting to create a subjective sensation in the viewer, an immersive experience, working with the assumption that unusual insights and perspectives are possible in characters who are somehow at odds with mainstream society. His most recent short films have explored alcoholism, homelessness and Alzheimer's disease and have been shown in film festivals in the UK and worldwide including the British Short Festival, in Berlin, the Szczecin European Film Festival, in Poland, the ArtPlay Film Festival, in Moscow, the Blow Up Film Festival, in Chicago, and the Jewish film Festival, in the UK.

He is currently living and working in Folkestone, England, and Lille, France where he is enrolled in the postgraduate programme at Le Fresnoy – Studio national des arts contemporains.


Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains, Tourcoing