Documentaries

THE DUBAI IN ME - RENDERING THE WORLD

Christian von Borries
DEU 2010
78 min
V'10

Dubai has rapidly carved itself out a reputation as being a theoretical object. This is how Christian von Borries approaches it and what explains the title of his film. What is laid bare here is less the picturesque market town which has grown up over night, crammed with buildings on the scale of the pharaohs, but more the realisation of a liberal utopia. Dubai is a screen where sad dreams are played out, those inscribed by the imagination of capital, the dreams that haunt us: The Dubai in Me. This is why Von Borries combines shots of Dubai with local real estate advertising clips. This is why he adds sequences lifted from Second Life to these. Here and there this seemingly exponential growth, this same desire to appropriate real estate, the same flights of fancy. Here and there, the image has the same role, eventually to become one big eternal, ideal residence. (Jean-Pierre Rehm)

On October, 24th, in the presence of Christian von Borries.

Credits
  • Sebastian Lütgert
  • Christian von Borries
  • Sebastian Lütgert
  • Christian von Borries
  • Christian von Borries
  • Ute Adamczewski
  • Christian von Borries
  • Christian von Borries
Masseundmacht Productions

Masseundmacht Productions

Video (Digi Beta)
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