A Genalogy of Prejudice
The essay film combines images from different archives with critical reflection and condenses the vast research conducted over a year and a half for the exhibition Botannica Tirannica. A key piece of the project, the work discusses the forms through which racial, cultural, and gender prejudice has become scientifically based since the 19th century, ultimately contaminating the collective imagination with ramifications in language, vocabulary, and aesthetics. This investigative immersion reveals a way of seeing and expressing the world, still present in cutting-edge sciences, such as the genetic improvement of plant species and Artificial Intelligence. The film questions the spectrum of racial eugenics and the possibility of consolidation of machine eugenics as assimilated into systems of standardization.