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Matrix City Screening #2:

Accelerated urbanization, massive scale of consumption and the disconnection of citizens from the availability of primary resources (food, water, energy, etc.) lead to the creation of vast landscapes geared to sustaining an urbanized living.

Often at the same time grim and stunningly beautiful, these landscapes show the monumental scale of the logistic operation necessary to feed (oilfields, harbors, gas pipes, greenhouse valleys, shopping landscapes, factories) and dispose of an expanding urban lifestyle. It explores how urbanization is paralleled with a systematic reorganization of the areas mainly outside of the city to make its perpetual urban growth possible.

 

BLACK SEA FILES (FRAGMENT) /
Ursula Biemann
Switzerland, 2005, 12:00 min.

BRILLIANT CITY / D-Fuse
UK/China, 2004, 14:30 min.

FACTS ON THE GROUND (FRAGMENT) /
Bik Van der Pol
The Netherlands, 2010, 10:00 min.

KAPITAAL / StudioSmack
The Netherlands, 2005, 06:00 min.

PETROLIA / Emily Richardson
UK, 2005, 20:00 min.

PIG CITY / MVRDV
The Netherlands, 2001, 13:00 min.

WHOSE UTOPIA / Cao Fei
China, 2006, 20:00 min.


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