videogalleryAsia Onea film by Cao Fei
videogallery – free entrance
Tuesday to Friday 11 am – 7 pm
Saturday and Sunday 10 am – 7 pm
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A film about work and the automation of production and distribution systems: a romantic comedy that relates the past and present to the global future.
Presented for the first time at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, Asia One (2018, 63′) is a science-fiction tale set in the great goods sorting center of Jiangsu, China, the first in the world in which work has been completely automated. In this alienating dimension of hyper-efficiency and non-stop productivity, where human and “non-human” overlap to the point of blurring, a special bond slowly begins to form between two workers.
Looking at contemporary China, Cao Fei represents, with surreal, poetic, sometimes ironic tones, a future that is already our present, reflecting on the impact that economic acceleration and the use of new technologies have had on the working class, on the new relationships between daily life, intelligent production and globalization.
Screening times: 11:30 am | 12:45 pm | 2:00 pm | 3:15 pm | 4:30 pm | 5:45 pm