REMOTE is part of The Artangel Collection. As part of the worldwide release of the film in 2022, REMOTE premiered at TATE Modern before screening in fifteen cinemas across the UK.
In their extraordinary first feature film, Mika Rottenberg and Mahyad Tousi create a strangely credible solar-punk world. Set in a near future, REMOTE follows Unoaku, an expat architect living in a solar-punk apartment in Kuala Lumpur, and four other women living on their own in Iran, Argentine, Puerto Rico and South Africa. While watching a popular South Korean dog grooming show, the five women discover they are connected through mysterious portals hidden in their homes.
Filmed in 2021 during the COVID pandemic with a cast of multinational actors and performers including Okwui Okpokwasili and Joony Kim, REMOTE explores what it means to live in a ‘hyperconnected’ future populated by isolated individuals who find new ways to maintain human relationships.
Image: Still from Mika Rottenberg and Mahyad Tousi's REMOTE (2022).
As part of the worldwide release of the film in 2022, REMOTE's UK premiere was at TATE Modern before screening in fifteen cinemas across the UK.