Part-fiction documentary into the New Silk Road. AAA Cargo traces the anticipation of infrastructure and trade on a planetary scale, following its distribution networks which are expanding across vast regions between China and Europe. Here, government efforts to speed up the movement of trade collide with more-than-human choreographies of sand, people and goods.
A film by Solveig Suess, script in collaboration with Ming Lin, sound design by Josh Feola, featuring Ravi Sundaram, Charmaine Chua and Rune Reyhé among others.
Solveig Suess is an independent filmmaker and designer who works primarily between Berlin and Beijing. However, her practice addresses the material politics across weather-stricken geographies where ecological shifts collide with infrastructures of migration, trade, computation and optics. Her work has been shown internationally including at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, Images Festival Toronto, Tabakalera Centre for Contemporary Culture, the Istanbul Design Biennial, amongst others. A graduate of the Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths and Strelka Institute, Moscow. She is also co-producer of "流泥 Concrete Flux"; an experimental documentary platform that publishes accounts of aesthetic journalism.