Thu 19 May 2016

In Front of the Factory: Cinematic Spaces of Labour

Saima Akhtar, Irmgard Coninx Prize Fellow 2015/16, organizes together with Rosa Barotsi and Clio Nicastro, and in cooperation with the ICI Berlin, ACUD Kino and re:work a conference on the representation of labour in film. The conference will have a diverse programme including film screenings at ACUD.

Time: 26-27 May 2016
Venue: ICI Berlin and ACUD Kino
In English

“Most narrative films take place in that part of life where work has been left behind.” Harun Farocki’s condemnation of cinema’s unwillingness to represent labour finds echoes in present-day political discussions about the struggles and persistent invisibility of labour in public space. Undocumented labour, the weakening of union organizing, and the decoupling of work from physical space in the era of the Internet, are phenomena that have irreversibly altered everyday life.

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