Infected is a film about the nature of the physical body in the context of future technological possibilities, seen through dance and digitally manipulated imagery. The new bio-engineered body is still a sexual, stark, brutal, organic, pounding bloody system with ripping tendons. It is beautiful and repulsive, indulgent, curious, emotional, un/controlled, breeding, changing… Is this a futuristic vision of the human body infiltrated and changed, ‘infected’ by biotechnology, or is the reverse happening?
Gina Czarnecki, *1965 in Immingham, lives in Liverpool, UK. Czarnecki started her career making animated film and video that focused philosophical questions through engaging with the visceral, psychological and biological body. Since the mid 1990’s this combined with her fascination with convergent developments in life sciences and technologies, their possible applications and how this shapes and informs identity. In her recent works Czarnecki works often in collaboration with musicians, programmers and scientists.