Nov 10 2015
New City: Machines of Post Human Production

 

I creative-directed another installment of the ‘New City’ video installation series, comissioned by the Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona and exhibited at the ‘Human+, The Future of Our Species’ exhibition from 7 October 2015 – 10 April 2016.
 
These are scenes from the planetary-scale conveyor belt and endless factory floor of technology manufacturing. Along this global infrastructure, the body has been repurposed as a machine, just one more component of a production line which connects the cities of consumption to the online shopping distribution centre, the autonomous container ships of maritime trade, the rows of choreographed factory robots and the super-scale mining equipment that roam the earth. Driven by efficiency algorithms, watching over us through programmed machine vision, these are the creatures of the post Anthropocene, the mechanisms that now produce our world.
 
Credits:
Director: Liam Young
Project Team: Alexey Marfin, Jennifer Chen