THE DUBAI IN ME
Christian von Borries | D 2010 | 78 min.
Original language: English
Script: Sebastian Lütgert, Christian von Borries
Camera: Sebastian Lütgert, Christian von Borries
Editing: Ute Adamczewski, Christian von Borries
Production: masseundmacht Production
Print/Sales: masseundmacht Production
Special Mention, FID Marseille 2010
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. 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. Von Borries combines shots of Dubai with local real estate advertising clips, 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
Christian von Borries is a composer, orchestra conductor and producer of site specific music projects. His work was commissioned by Kunstfest Weimar,Llucerne Festival, Volksbuehne Berlin and documenta 12. With the CD production "Replay Debussy" he won an Echo award.
Films: 2010 The Dubai in Me