INFEKT: Z-topia


Bærum Kunsthall

INFEKT: Z-topia is a collaboration between Kornelia Remø Klokk and Lykourgos Porfyris and  explores zombie identities and the fluid future. Klokk and Porfyris approaches the apocalypse from the Bible in a modern context. What happens if you read the Book of Revelation together with crip and queer theory, sprinkled with elements of transhumanism and a posthuman mindset? 
It tells the story of a post-apocalyptic scenario, a dystopian utopia, where a zombie virus spreads and infects both humans and machines. The virus does not discriminate against anyone, and the world is turned into a liquid future where the constructed boundaries between gender, class, socio-economic factors and digital/analog disappearance. In the film, we first meet a virus/zombie god who exists in an abstract dimension where it creates viruses. This realm is constructed of slime and neural networks which are the building blocks of the viral process. The other main character is a zombie/human hybrid who gives a presentation of the Z-virus.

Photo: Tor Simen Ulstein

Trailer for INFEKT: Z