Factory Trouble
2011
Goldsmiths, London
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Factory Trouble

a film programme curated by Manuel Ramos for InC, Goldsmiths, University of London

'All contemporary politics has the factory as its place'.

What is the relation of cinema to the factory today? According to Harun Farocki cinema is repelled by the factory. Straub and Huillet understand that the cine-camera is either too early or too late when it comes to film the factory. For Wang Bing to film an industrial complex is to experience an exile. This film programme explores the thwarted relation between the cinema and the factory: the distressing inadequacies of representation, the uncertainties of filmmakers with this space, the dissatisfaction of workers with the audio-visual media.



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Murmurs from the Future: What comes after the Capital
2011
Platform3, Munich
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Murmurs from the Future: What comes after the Capital

Worldwide economic and political changes, new technologies of communications and shifting philosophical orientations - we are becoming actors and witnesses of radical upheavals. Horst Seehofer's proclamation "multiculturalism is dead" as well as David Cameron's thesis of a so called Islamic "process of radicalisation" presented at the Munich security conference in February 2011, call for a new investigation into Germany's definition of identity: How can an insistence on a "German Society based on Christian values" be reconciled with the recent secular revolution in Egypt? How can we not lean on the conservative values of the past but instead embraces a new collective identity of the future? Murmurs of the Future: What comes after Capital? is an invitation to explore these questions together.

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Hydra Decapita and Last Angel of History
2011
Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD), Detriot
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Hydra Decapita and Last Angel of History

A screening of Hydra Decapita (2010) 32 min.
Dir. by The Otolith Group alongside Last Angel of History (1996) 45 min. Dir. by John Akomfrah


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Outsider Films on India
2010
Tate Modern, London
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Outsider Films on India

This collection of films demonstrates the varying approaches taken by foreign filmmakers when engaging with India as a subject. These negotiations range from hybrid meldings of documentary and fiction, sensually abstract accounts of memory, and perverse journeys filled with Orientalist imagery. However divergent and antithetical, these captivating and bewildering films all strive towards making sense of the worlds outside of ourselves. Filmmakers include Marguerite Duras, Fritz Lang, Mark LaPore, the Otolith Group, Roberto Rossellini, Jack Smith, Alain Tanner & John Berger, and Leslie Thornton.

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The Status of Difference
2009
Tate Britain, London
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The Status of Difference

In this special screening and lecture performance, The Otolith Group present Nervus Rerum (2008), a film that uses sound, image and text to explore the scarred landscape of Jenin Refugee Camp in Palestine.

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Otolith II, Casco
2007
Utrecht, Holland.
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Otolith II, Casco

Dutch premier of Otolith II co-produced by kunstenfestivaldesarts, Argos Centre for art and Media and If I Can't Dance, I Don't Want to Be Part Of Your Revolution/Huis & Festival aan de Werf

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