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 a Berlin-based film curator, artist, and publisher. He has curated film programmes for international art institutions, cinemas, and festivals. From 2016 to 2020, Wüst was the film and video curator of transmediale. His latest curatorial projects include two exhibitions at the Centro Internacional de Cultura Contemporánea Tabakalera, San Sebastián: Zin Ex. From Abstraction to Algorithm (2020) and Zin Ex. Body and Architecture (2021). He is also co-founder of the Berlin Journals—On the History and Present State of the City, an ongoing series of publications that address the social, cultural and economic changes in Berlin and other cities.