Through obsolete components of plastic and metal, a journey into the digital vestiges of what remains when first love fades. The idea of the gadget-as-body is playfully explored through the literal and figurative deconstruction of a broken phone. From the fragments of found archive blooms a parallel movement of lingering resistance against the ephemeral quality of our digital selves and a tender reflection on what endures.
In stolen moments, the intimate world of a romantic relationship opens up. Through the prism of the present, messages between people who were once lovers provide insight into a relationship that has broken down and a story is pieced together through fuzzy fragments. As images shift between the careful manipulation of technology, soft focus snapshots of shared memories fill the screen. Loveboard uses the detritus of heartbreak to ask how we deal with the remnants of love lost in the digital age. (Myriam Mouflih)
Felipe Casanova (b. 1995, Zürich) grew up in Rio de Janeiro and is now a director and editor based in Brussels. In 2021 he graduated with a Master’s degree in Film Directing from IAD (Institut des Arts de Diffusion) in Belgium. Felipe continues to work with moving images, building a practice around research and experimentation. Loveboard (2023) is his first short film.