Metropolis, Report from China
Video, 42 min, 4:3, sound, colour, China 2006
with Clemens von Wedemeyer
The film essay documents a journey to Shanghai and Beijing which was made in 2004 with the aim to gather research material for a remake of Fritz Lang‘s cinema classic „Metropolis“. Construction workers talk about their experience on urban building sites; architects are asked about the future of Chinese cities. The film continues to show references to „Metropolis“ and questions the currency of urban utopias and their social reality.