MUSTERERKENNTNIS / PATTERN COGNITION [2019]

HD, 60 FPS, 7:20 minutes

“When you stare at a screen for long, the screen stares back at you.”

It’s late. You’ve been working on those numbers the whole day. The screen in front of you seems to be vibrating. You close your eyes. The after-image on your retina keeps pulsating in iridescent colors. You call it a day and go home. You lie on your bed, eyes closed, thinking about your work. There is still so much to do. A throbbing of vibrantly colored specks distract you from mentally going through the tasks that need to be done tomorrow. You open your eyes and while staring at your ceiling your vision has been infected by the surge of abstract colors washing over you. You close your eyes again and the torrent of flickering colors of all hues reaches an intensity unknown to you. You don’t think about anything any more. You lie there on your bed, ready to never move again.

Flesh City [2019]

4K video, 85 minutes, starring Christian Serritiello, Eva Ferox, Marilena Netzker, Maria Hengge, Shaun Lawton, Helena Prince, Denis Lyons and many more
A Fleischfilm and Tropical Grey Pictures production

FLESH CITY is a hostile place but it has great clubs… where not only beats are pulsating. In one of these dance temples, located at an abandoned industrial site, Vyren hooks up with Loquette. They explore the underbelly of the venue and fall into the trap of Prof. Yagov, the resident mad scientist who preys on lost and drugged out fashion victims. As he introduces them to mutation and mayhem the whole city gets infected. Soon everybody in FLESH CITY will be connected… via flesh link.

„FLESH CITY is a Trojan horse of a film. It starts as a genre movie but slowly derails into manipulating the audience’s mind. You come to realize that you yourself are the real victim of the film’s mysterious mad scientist character. After the visually intense finale one can only wonder as to what extent your brain has been altered and for what purpose. It’s hard to shake off the feeling of having been brainwashed.”

“A wild, distorted fever dream of a brutalist city exploding into flesh. Rapid, machine gun fire editing and an infernal soundtrack create an unforgetable trip overriding the senses of even the most desensitized image consumers.”

The award winning films of Thorsten Fleisch