Work in Progress, since 2023


Essay Film, 30 min
Directed & produced by Felix Lenz
Co-Directed by Ganaël Dumreicher

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BRUTE FORCE explores how our knowledge-making practices affect the world.


Using insights from quantum theory and geology, the film unveils the intrinsic omissions, distortions, and ecological impacts of modern-day data extraction. The film shows that by quantifying and mapping the world, we, in turn, transform, shape and control the territories we were trying to capture. But much like our data centres, the land itself keeps a geological record of its own transformation, by sedimenting the material traces of our technological residues. The film captures how our world’s complexity collides with the simplified rationalities of our digital age.

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