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With: Mercedes-Benz Werk Sindelfingen

Sindelfingen, Galerie Stadt Sindelfingen

Christian von Borries: »More Human Than Human«

The film »More Human Than Human« by the artist Christian von Borries deals with the hopes and fears surrounding future concepts such as Industry 4.0 and the Smart City. It is based on Peter Frase's book »Four Futures«, in which the author sketches out and discusses a range of future scenarios. Von Borries' double projection at the Galerie Stadt Sindelfingen portrays four people who seem to have been thrown into a strange world. They appear unsure and are looking for orientation. The film jumps around the globe to different places where the ideas of the Smart City and Industry 4.0 are well underway, such as the new Louvre museum in Abu Dhabi and the Google Sidewalk Lab in Toronto.

The film also draws attention to the Stuttgart region, Sindelfingen and Daimler's research into future trends. Daimler is designing for the future, with mobility solutions that go far beyond the production of automobiles. It has already produced some realistic 3-D models that herald a new look for some of Stuttgart's urban landscape. For the artist, these are of particular interest for his film. Ultimately, he is interested in what life looks like in a world where everything is ›smart‹.

The Artist

Christian von Borries is a conductor, composer, filmmaker and producer of site-specific installations. His works have been commissioned by Kunstfest Weimar, Volksbühne Berlin and documenta 12, among others. He has exhibited at the Venice Biennale, the Bergen Biennale and the Werkleitz Biennale in Halle. He has received numerous awards for his films and CDs, including an Echo for the album »Replay Debussy«. His films have been shown at many international film festivals. In 2017 his new film »Desert of the Real« was premiered at the CPH:DOX Film Festival in Copenhagen. He has taught as a visiting professor at the Art Academy in Nuremberg and Babelsberg Film University. Von Borries describes himself as an anti-copyright activist. He lives in a greenhouse in Berlin.

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The double projection »More Human Than Human« is shown at the Galerie Stadt Sindelfingen within the exhibition »#Material4.0«.


Marktplatz 1
71063 Sindelfingen

Exhibition duration

5 October 2018–27 January 2019

Opening hours

MO–FR 10 am–6 pm
SA, SU, holiday 10 am–5 pm

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