Gerard Ortin


Close shot of industrial machinery where four green leaves have been laid

Filmmaking and domestication: Agrilogistics and Technologies of the Moving Image

This project revolves around automation processes in contemporary agricultural and horticultural practices and their relation to moving image. Understanding the greenhouse as a cinematic device — a quasi-film set where light, movement and sound are regulating production — the research focuses on how certain image technologies are being implemented in order to increase productivity, reduce human failure and stretch production processes around the clock.

Following, the project also looks at the future of food production, its new forms of distribution and their ecological impact on a global scale. Using film as a means to explore the perception and materiality of food, the research explores the implementation of technoscientific solutions and the environmental challenges they entail for the upcoming decades.


Dr. Ros Gray
Dr. Wood Roberdeau