Conference: In Front of the Factory. Cinematic Spaces of Labour
Do. 26. Mai 2016, 10:30 Morning coffee
Fr. 27. Mai 2016, 14:00 Welcome coffee
Programme [here… ]
Saima Akhtar | Andreas Bunte | Pedro Costa | Mona Damluji | Daniel Eisenberg | Alex Gerbaulet | Mantas Kvedaravicius | Britta Lange | Ewa Mazierska | Elena Pollacchi | Karl Schoonover
Organised by Saima Akhtar, Rosa Barotsi, Clio Nicastro
“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.
This conference will tackle the historically shifting relationship between
cinema and the representation of labour spaces and will reflect on the
renewed attention to the workspace in today’s art cinema and documentary
This event is a cooperation between ICI Berlin, Forum Transregionale
Studien, Irmgard Coninx Stiftung, ACUD Kino, and re:work.
Christinenstr. 18 – 19, oder Schönhauser Allee 176