MT RUSH (2016) is a layered reflection of social phenomena and their structural composition. The film questions the American civilisation, as well as the intersection between nature and technology, privacy and publicity. Orr’s research in „MT RUSH“ aims to interrogate how political marketing strategies and communications technology can impact society’s conduct, as well as create hierarchic structures. As a near-future science fiction video, the film is chronicling the everyday life of Mount Rushmore National Park ranger Ann, and her struggle with an overload of incoming fundraising emails, in the course of the United States presidential election of 2016. The incoming mails appear as interactive multidimensional structures, confronting the park ranger constantly during her activities on and off duty.
The film exposes the invasive manner of language and use of technology in the light of campaigning and fundraising during the election. Orr visualizes an user interface that is omnipresent in the everyday life of the film's protagonist, exemplifying an increasingly connected society in the current digital age.
MT RUSH premiered in 2016 at the Anthology Film Archive in New York City and has been screened in various international institutions and festivals like the Center for Contemporary Arts Estonia in Tallinn, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam and the Santarcangelo Festival in Romagna.