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Artist-talk by Christian von Borries: Algorithms of a smart city and disappearance of an architect

Garage Screen. III Moscow International Experimental Film Festival MIEFF
29 September 2018


In his lecture, the artist and anti-copyrighter will talk about big data and what it means to urban planning, as well as presenting his upcoming project More Human than Than Human. An Automated Social Science Fiction Series.

The glass facades in Los Angeles in the 1980s, which appeared later in Moscow, reflect the idea of ​​a city that is closed and shows only the mirror surfaces. The new commercial ideas of the city sound different, they are based on the data received from users, and make us not citizens, but digital entities. Today, in cities such as Toronto or Lanzhou, the city data which is used in work with public spaces is hidden behind the paradigm of convenience that occurs both in authoritarian states and within the framework of global business ideas. The lecture will tell you about this phenomenon. Also, Christian von Borries will show fragments of his new feature film More Human Than Human. An Automated Social Science Fiction Series which is scheduled for release in 2019.


Christian Von Borries is a conductor, composer, director, and producer of psycho-geographical projects tied to a specific place. He has created works for the Lucerne Festival, Kunstfest Weimar Festival, Berlin Volksbühne Theater, Kampnagel Theater in Hamburg, documenta 12, and participated in the Ural Industrial Biennale. Borries' films are shown at international festivals around the world, such as CPH: DOX in Copenhagen, the International Documentary Film Festival in Marseille and many others. He has worked as a visiting professor of architecture at the Academy of Arts in Nuremberg, and in 2012 he worked at the Higher School of Cinema in Potsdam. At the end of 2017 he was one of the curators of the exhibition on the world of digital technologies entitled THE BETTER VERSION OF YOU in Seoul and Beijing.

how to take part

Free admission with advance registration.

The lecture will be held in English with interpreting into Russian.



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