This is the first part of Fabien Giraud and Raphaël Siboni’s epic project at Mona. It comprises eight films depicting a history of computation in reverse: beginning in 2045, with ‘the singularity event’ (a kind of immortality brought about by technology), and ending in 1542, with the death of gods and arrival of colonial conquistadors in the land of the Ohlone people, the site of the future Silicon Valley. You can see the second part of the project, called The Everted Capital, now in the museum.


The Unmanned, Season 1, Trailer


The Unmanned, Season 1


1pm   0000 – The Axiom (28 mins)
1.30pm   2045 – The Death of Ray Kurzweil (28 mins)
2pm   1997 – The Brute Force (28 mins)
2.30pm   1953 – The Outlawed (13 mins 54 secs)
2.45pm   Intermission
3pm   1922 – The Uncomputable (28 mins)
3.30pm   1834 – La Mémoire de Masse (14 mins)
3.45pm   1759 – Mil troi cens quarante huyt (28 mins)
4.15pm   1542 – A Flood (28 mins). The content of this film varies daily.




The Unmanned has been supported by Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’Art Contemporain, Centre International d’Art et du Paysage de Vassivière, the Lyon Biennial 2015, the Liverpool Biennial 2016, Palais de Tokyo and Kadist Art Foundation

Header image: 1759 – Mil troi cens quarante huyt, 2017, Fabien Giraud & Raphaël Siboni, video still from The Unmanned, Season 1, Episode 6 © Fabien Giraud & Raphaël Siboni