‘aemi online’ launch of Fiona Marron’s After Automation with introductory text by Jessica Foley

As the second work to screen on our online exhibition platform, aemi is excited to present After Automation by Fiona Marron. Her film identifies a fascinating crossover between science-fiction and global finance by focusing intently on American attorney Leo Melamed, chairman emeritus of CME Group (formerly Chicago Mercantile Exchange) and the unlikely author of The Tenth Planet, a novel which arguably set the wheels in motion for the world’s first futures electronic trading platform.

Originally created in 2013, After Automation is now considered anew through Jessica Foley’s introductory text After Automation? Critical Apophenia! This ‘aemi online’ exhibition provides audiences with the opportunity to watch the film in the context of a heightened dependency on technology and online communication during a global pandemic.

Watch the film and read the text here

Image: still from After Automation, courtesy Fiona Marron


Image: still from After Automation, courtesy Fiona Marron