Reviewed bybornerVote: 9/10/10
Traceroute is squeezing a lot of (cult) content and philosophy into anengaging film format -- and it is amazing to see how professional andeffective the rhythm of visually embedding the (no)storyline unfolds.Achieving this is a real feat, considering that the film is a dense,essayistic road movie without a real "plot" besides driving from A toB. Traceroute works because it is lead by a charismatic (andself-ironic) character, chasing and questioning his own dreams anddesires -- and who tries to analyze the state of our civilization.Traceroute doesn't follow the classic structure of a documentary, butsucceeds to present a well-crafted pastiche of the past and future ofnerd culture. Recommended.
Artist and life-long nerd Johannes Grenzfurthner is taking us on a personal road trip from the West Coast to the East Coast of the USA, to introduce us to places and people that shaped and inspired his art and politics. Traceroute wants to chase and question the ghosts of nerddom's past, present and future. An exhilarating tour de farce into the guts of trauma, obsession and cognitive capitalism.