Christian von Borries produces media from other media.
He is a conductor, composer, filmmaker and producer of site-specific psychogeographic projects.
His work has been commissioned by the Lucerne Festival, Kunstfest Weimar, Volksbühne Berlin, Kampnagel Hamburg and documenta 12, among others.
His CD “Replay Debussy” won an Echo Award.
His first film “The Dubai in Me” won an award at the FID Marseille Film Festival and has been screened at film festivals around the world, as well as the Yekaterinburg Industrial Biennale and the Principio Potosi exhibition in Madrid and Berlin. His second film “Mocracy” won the Klaus Wildenhahn Prize at the Documentary Film Week Hamburg. His third film “I’m M”, first performed in Mexico City, was shown at the Bergen Assembly Biennale 2013. His forth film “IPHONECHINA” was shown at Festivals in Europe and in China. in 2017, he finished “DESERT OF THE REAL” which premiered at the CPH: DOX Film Festival Copenhagen. His last film was AI IS THE ANSWER – WHAT WAS THE QUESTION?, a social science-fiction mini series.
He is an anti – copyright activist and lives in a greenhouse in Berlin.
In 2011 he was Visiting Professor of Architecture at the Art Academy in Nuremberg, in 2012 he taught at the Filmhochschule HFF in Potsdam. In 2014 he exhibited in the Central Asian Pavilion of the Venice Biennale, the Bergen Biennale and the Werkleitz Biennale in Halle.
In 2015, he staged the music project “Conflict Music” for the Cologne Academy of the Arts, from which, together with Wolfgang Voigt, the CD “conflict / re-conflict” was made for the label Compact.
In 2017, for the first time, he and the Dresdner Sinfoniker have performed a score that was created entirely by AI algorithms at Dresden’s Frauenkirche.
At the end of 2017, he co-curated an exhibition on the digital subject entitled A BETTER VERSION OF YOU in Seoul and Beijing.
Since 2018, he is Visiting Professor for Intermedia Art at the China Academy of Art in Hangzhou.
Together with Andreas Dzialocha, he is AI UNIT.
In 2019, they published the viny record “Land der Musik – the Graz AO score” with the world premiere of AI-generated symphonic music.
In 2021, he sang three song cycles by Schubert, Schumann and Eisler, with texts by Marx, Heine and Heiner Müller – DAS ENDE VOM LIED for Steirischer Herbst Festival.
In 2023 he had a solo exibition at CCA Museum in Chongqing/China called BEHAVIORAL HOMOGENIZATION, WHEN TECHNOLOGY AND CONTROL COLLIDE.
He commented the controversial reconstruction of Potsdam’s Garnisonkirche with medleys of Prussian marches and Protestant chorals, DEN MARSCH BLASEN, a psychogeographical intervention.