The Foundry is the third instalment in the Form and Control series. This time Goldbach focuses on the concept of memory in the digitised world. The film was recorded at Global- Foundries Inc. in Dresden, one of the biggest computer chip factories in the world. Devoid of any signs of human presence, images of industrial architecture are commented by Marvin, the paranoid android from Douglas Adams’ novel The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, who suffers from depression because he has to remember all human memories. To project the text, the artist uses the spritz technology (spritzinc.com), which is superefficient but completely heartless, emphasising the android-like character of the utterances. By juxtaposing comments of the desperate robot with the “soullessness” of the factory landscape, Goldbach raises issues such as the development of artificial intelligence or the immortality of digital information. The term “foundry” refers to a company operating in the field of microelectronics, which in its plant produces computer chips for other semiconductor companies. Originally, companies producing semiconductor chips (known as “integrated devices manufacturers”) were responsible for both design and manufacturing. Due to the constantly increasing technical requirements concerning production, the construction of highlyspecialised manufacturing plants has become extremely capital-intensive and just a handful of companies can afford the cost. The foundry business model enables companies to develop and sell specialist circuits at competitive prices without the need to incur the costs connected with owning a factory. The production of integrated circuits is usually based on standard technologies developed by foundries or their technological partners and takes place in already existing factories.