2021, Mon, Jun 07

On Smart Paradises

With Christian von Borries, Alice Creischer, Andreas Siekmann, Valentina Zubkova

Filmstill from

Filmstill from "A.I. is the Answer – What was the Question? A Social Science Fiction Mini Series" | Christian von Borries, 2020, 77 min.

Harun Farocki’s film looks at a Baroque painting showing details of the streets and buildings of the silver city of Potosí. Addressing the effect of data on the body of actors and the presence of these bodies in a world defined by data as space, A.I. is the Answer imagines the future of our bodies in their data-defined space. One letter creates connections between paradises, colonial smart towns and digital capitalism.

With Christian von Borries, Alice Creischer, Andreas Siekmann and the lead of A.I. is the Answer, Valentina Zubkova

Das Silber und das Kreuz
D: Harun Farocki, 2010, 17 minutes

A.I. is the Answer – What was the Question? A Social Science Fiction Mini Series
D: Christian von Borries, 2020, 77 minutes

Reading from the Potosí Archive, book no. 1 / 7