Fuera del area de cobertura
Argentina, 28 min
Every app is political; in this case, geopolitical. Confinement forced us to redefine boundaries and also led many to engage with the world in a virtual way. Through a split screen, the film draws a map and wonders about the parallels between virtual reality and real spaces, revealing the political stake of this operation.
Every app is political, or rather, geopolitical. Confinement forced us to redefine boundaries; whether by choice or constraint. It also led many of us to engage with the world in a virtual way. Through a split screen, the film draws a map and wonders about the parallelism established between virtual reality and real spaces. It highlights the political aspect of Google Maps by revealing the spaces, lives and stories—rendered through sounds and voices—that these maps leave out of the coverage area. The film’s central question expands in space, but also in time, by including children’s voices and their reflections on video games. In a gesture of great political acuity and narrative intelligence, these games end up replacing, on the split screen, what we consider as a representation of reality. If the illusion is that we could all access the same virtual space, this great little movie reminds us that some of us do not even appear on that map.