ECONOMY OF THE MODERN
Economy of the Modern comments on the ambivalence of the technological advances of the 20th century. The enthusiasm over the mastering of nature and the dynamics of economic recovery in Europe after the Second World War are juxtaposed with the social reality of total commodification, corporate power and stock market speculation.
The Birth of the Robot
Len Lye (UK, 1935, 16mm, 7:00 min)
Joris Ivens (The Netherlands, 1934, 35mm, 28:00 min)
Herman van der Horst (The Netherlands, 1952, 35mm, 22:00 min)
Very Nice, Very Nice
Arthur Lipsett (Canada, 1961, 16mm, 7:00 min)
Newsreel (USA, 1968, 16mm, 15:00 min)
TV of Tomorrow
Tex Avery (USA, 1953, 16mm, 7:00 min)
Florian Wüst― Curator
Florian Wüst is an artist and independent film curator based in Berlin. He has been a regular contributor to the Impakt Festival. Besides curating film programmes for international venues, Wüst frequently writes and lectures about topics related to film and society. Together with Stefanie Schulte Strathaus, he is editor of Who says concrete doesn’t burn, have you tried? West Berlin Film in the ’80s (2008).