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Threshold Resolution Level | Richard Ducker
12 March 2022
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THRESHOLD RESOLUTION LEVEL
A private film screening by Richard Ducker
Hosted by Saturation Point
THRESHOLD RESOLUTION LEVEL is an episodic journey into one of capitalism’s most symbolic
places of exchange – the shopping mall. Running concurrently throughout the film
is a narration extracted from corporate management emails to staff. In their passive-
The contemporary mall’s architectural style has evolved from postmodern vernacular
Interspersed throughout the film are short, sometimes absurd or failed attempts at identity through costume changes in what appears to be a photographic studio. Although more charity shop DIY aesthetic than sybaritic high street, these operate like ad breaks, disrupting the sequential flow.
In opposition to this highly constructed site of illusion and spectacle, a more primal,
Now, as we live through these estranged and fractured times, it feels like a rupture in capitalist consumerism like we’ve not known for a generation, and so the film may already be a time capsule from a lost era.