A video program curated by BAR project
October 2014 – January 2015. Zumzeig cinema*, Barcelona
Me and You and Everyone We Meet is a video program (films, short films, documentary) structured in four chapters that explores the main elements that set up subjective production and the working environment taking it as a space on which reflection is needed in order to generate different readings and possibilities imagining new ways of living and organizing ourselves.
Wednesday October 1, 2014, 7.30pm
Chapter 1: Other forms of community
Renato di Maria, Il Trasloco (Moving out the future), 1991, 73’; Richard John Jones, PROH-SOH’PA-PEER, 2009, 11’31’’; Adelita Husni Bey, Story of the Heavens and Our Planet, 2008-2009, 7’2’’; Eva Engelbert, Tomorrow, 2012, 16’20’’; Nicoline van Harskamp, Sketch for Yours in Solidarity, 2011-13, 20’.
Introduction by artist Richard John Jones, PROH-SOH’PA-PEER author and accomplice with Federico Campagna of the recovery and English translation of Il Trasloco independent documentary. This first chapter delves into different spaces and encounters that test, reflect or ponder other ways of understanding togetherness: a flat in Bologna of the 70’s, a queer group, a protest camp, a strange space where several people are preparing something together, or a series of anarchists letters.
Renato di Maria, Il Trasloco (Moving out the future), 1991, 73’
Located in Bologna and retrospectively looking at the history of one of the key places where the Autonomia movement took place during the 1970s, the film is a personal and heartbreaking memorie of emptying a house and the end of an era.
Richard John Jones, PROH-SOH’PA-PEER, 2009, 11’31’’
PROH-SOH’ PA-PEER is a sustained exploration of the representational logic of the mainstream media — in particular, the role the media has in framing the ideological predicates of contemporary political, activist and alternative (in particular queer) communities and individual subject positions.
Adelita Husni Bey, Story of the Heavens and Our Planet, 2008-2009, 7’2’’
A video working on the boundary between documentary practice and the surreal, based on life in two treesitting protest camps respectively in Titnore and Stanton Moore, Uk. Treesitting is an activist practice which requires protesters to build suspended villages and live in the trees in order to stop logging companies from cutting forests down; Archetype I (2008) was a totally autonomous off grid housing unit (installation), entirely built with recycled material, unplanned.
Eva Engelbert, Tomorrow, 2012, 16’20’’
An undefined collective organizes itself in an undefined site. They draw plans, build, spray, discuss, exercise, and send messages – they prepare themselves for tomorrow. For action? Insurrection? The camera’s path through their space is looped, but the peoples’ positions change – they present deviation within repetition. When is tomorrow?
Nicoline van Harskamp, Sketch for Yours in Solidarity, 2011-13, 20’
Yours in Solidarity tells a story of anarchism from the late 1980’s to today, through the letter archive of the late Dutch anarchist Karl Max Kreuger, now housed in the International Institute for Social History (IISG) in Amsterdam.