Embedded in the glass architecture of the Schinkel Pavilion, the latest video work by the New York collective DIS imagines scenarios of existence that are far removed from the familiar strategies of linear historiography and knowledge production. The cross-genre science fiction documentary Everything but the World focuses on what is probably the most remote species inhabiting planet Earth today: humans.
Rise and fall are close together in the fossil narrative of human history. Everything But The World questions post-Enlightenment notions of “progress” by connecting the repetitive mass production of the factory worker to the prehistoric ways of life practised by our ancestors as they moved from hunting and gathering to sedentary agriculture. …
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Image above: courtesy Schinkel Pavillon / DIS