Total Automation

Film program
13/5 2016 6 pm
Metro Kinokulturhaus

​In Co-operation with Filmarchiv Austria

With the accompanying film program Total Automation the Filmarchiv Austria and Kunsthalle Wien address the promise and the consequences of total automation. A selection of films visualize the complexity and the potential of the relationships/relations between man and technology.

Machines rationalize our work and define our ways of living and communication. They influence/shape our perception of time, space and objects. At the same time technology also holds the supernatural, the magical and irrational in itself. Like cinema machines can define a different view on the world. Machines suggest the absolute domination of nature and are the most important accomplices of the great narrative of progress and growth but also of the utopia of a world where objects and man can peacefully coexist.

Desiring Objects, Desiring Machines
13/5 2016

6 pm

Dr. Leopold Niernberger, A 1922

Vampyr – der Retter
Julius Pinschewer, A 1925

What Robots give us
Rank Shorts Films Group, A 1980

How Happy a Thing Can Be
Cécile B. Evans, UK 2014

Mountain Where Everything is Upside Down
Shana Moulton, US 2010

Pattern of Life
Julien Prévieux, F 2015


Wed 11/5, 8 pm
Thu 12/5 & Fri 13/5, 6 pm & 8 pm
Film program Total Automation

Wed 11/5, 6 pm
Curators tour with Anne Faucheret and Tomáš Mikeska

Filmarchiv Austria