VIDEO ESSAY, 53 min.


Remote Sensing  is a two year project resulting in a split screen digital video tracing the topographies of the global sex trade in relation to satellite media and other geographic information technologies that visualise globality. The video unravels the multi-layered meaning of a geography in which the mobility and migration of women is linked to illicit economies and the implementation of new technologies. Voluntarily or not, since the 90ies women are displaced in great numbers from Manila to Nigeria, from Burma to Thailand, from Bulgaria to Europe: female bodies in the flow of global capitalism. Spiralling down from an orbital view captured by image satellites the video-essay takes an earthly perspective on the trafficking of women and cross-border transactions shot in Southeast Asia and on the Czech-German border.