FILMFORUM IM MUSEUM LUDWIG
Francois Knoetze’s CORE DUMP is a work in four acts, filmed in Kinshasa, Dakar, Shenzhen and New York. In his reflection on the relationship between digital technology, cybernetics, colonialism and an independent humanist utopia, the South African artist tells of the foreseeable demise of a capitalism that pushes the characteristics of modernity to the extreme. He does so by drawing upon pan-African and Marxist ideas and utopias from the inception of African cinema, as they were expressed in the films of Ousmane Sembène and the books of theorists and authors like Donna Haraway, Gayatri Spivak, Frantz Fanon and Aimé Césaire.
CORE DUMP Direction: Francois Knoetze, digital, englische OF, 4 x 12 min