Parents and sisters or brothers have fun scaring their little ones. Those are filmed when resolving a puzzle in concentration and not thinking of any danger. After the scare some laugh but most of them cry. One chapter hence has been apprehended: Never trust your parents. Scary Maze shows a collection of high-res web video material in a puzzle which links personal and private internet findings into the framework of collective experience.
The film decovers the synchronicity of seemingly unique webcam videos which are available online. These so called ‚Mem’ (pieces of cultural transmission or imitation) create evolutionary internet DNA. It was not edited and forces the viewer to accept its perspective. (…) The webcam-portraits are analysed on a micro- and on a macro level: how many pixels are neccessary to visually express an emotion? How many individuals are needed to create a collective experience, a ‚Mem’?
Camille Verbunt, NL 2008, 2:30 min