Adam Curtis – I Am not a Garden, I Am a Machine

Please note: Adam Curtis’s film ‘I Am not a Garden. I Am a Machine’ is not available online. The video above documents Curtis’s introduction to the film and a conversation held with Hans Ulrich Obrist at the Serpentine Gallery Garden Marathon 2011.

The Serpentine Gallery Garden Marathon was the sixth in the Gallery’s acclaimed Marathon series. This two-day event explored the concept of the garden.

Adam Curtis (born 1955) is a documentary filmmaker and writer. Curtis makes political and historical documentary films for the BBC, including The Mayfair Set (1999), on the rise of business and the decline of political power; The Century of the Self (2002), on the Freud dynasty and the management strategies of mass consumerism; The Power of Nightmares (2004), on the politics of fear; The Trap – What Happened to our Dream of Freedom (2007), on the modern concept of freedom; and All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace (2011), on how computers have led us into a simplified machine-vision of the world. His films have won numerous awards, including six BAFTAs.

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