Film – dokumentar, historier, politik og konstruktion
01 Sep, 2006 -
02 Sep, 2006
Guido Chiesa og Wu Ming, Peter Watkins, Akram Zataari, Kim Bartley og Donnacha O'Briain.
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Film – dokumentar, historier, politik og konstruktion. I forbindelse med symposiet "Slowly learning to survive the desire to simplify" præsenterer Produktionsenheten i rum46 et filmprogram, der relaterer sig til story-telling og dokumentarstrategier. I lyset af det politiske og kulturelle klima rejser filmprogrammet sammen med symposiet spørgsmål om, hvordan historier er konstrueret, og hvilken effekt de har. Hvilke rettigheder og hvilket ansvar har storytelleren? Hvilke historier gives der plads til, og hvilke alternative strategier er der for billedproduktion i et samfund med øget medie-monopolarisering.

Filmprogram i rum46:

Fredag d. 1. september kl. 18.30
Lavorare con Lentezza af Guido Chiesa og Wu Ming. Italien, 2004, 111 min.
The Gladiators af Peter Watkins. Sverige, 1969, 90 min.

Lørdag d. 2. september kl. 15
This Day af Akram Zataari: Libanon, 2003, 90 min.
The Revolution Will Not Be Televised/Chavez Inside the Coup af Kim Bartley og Donnacha O'Briain. Irland, 2003, 74 min.

Der er gratis entré.

De fire film vises i forbindelse med symposiet Slowly learning to survive the desire to simplify (15-17 sep. 2006) i Iaspis i Stockholm, som er iværksat af Produktionsenheten. Produktionsenheten samarbejder med NIFCA –Nordic Institute for Contemporary Art og Iaspis –International Artists Studio Programme i Sverige. Produktionsenheten er et netværk af kunstnere, der arbejder med dokumentarisk storytelling, mediekritik og narrative eksperimenter. Produktionsenheten består af: Petra Bauer, Nanna Debois Buhl, Kajsa Dahlberg, Johanna Gustafsson, Sara Jordenö, Conny Karlsson, Runo Lagomarsino, Ditte Lyngkær Pedersen og Ylva Westerlund.

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Synopsis of films:

Lavorare Con Lentezza ( to work slowly)
Directed by Guido Chiesa. Writing credits, Guido Chiesa and Wu Ming.
Italy, 2004, In Italian with English subtitles, 111 minutes

Italy. The 70's. Along with the birth of a free Radio in Bologna (Radio Alice) and the political developments of the radical Italian left, two young men get in touch with a new consciousness which is spreading among the youth. Getting by daily and refusal of given destiny is their way of life, while tragedies surround them. (During a rally a student is shot to death in front of them (real story), a friend of them is sent to prison for the beating up of a moneylender). Directed with a subtle touch, no rhetoric, no stereotype. There's no judgment, the only aim is just to tell a story. The Italian Seventies are righteously described without taboo. Just watch it and have a two-hours-real-good-time!

The Gladiators
By Peter Watkins
The Peace Game / Gladiatorerna, Sweden, 1969, with English subtitles, 90 minutes.

'The Gladiators' is a bleak satire set in the near future, in which the major powers of the world, East and West, aligned and non-aligned, recognize the possibility of a major world war within our lifetime, and try to forestall it by channeling man's aggressive instincts in a more controllable manner. They do this by forming an International Commission along the lines of the United Nations, dedicated to fighting a series of contests between teams of selected soldiers from each country. These competitions, which can be fought to the death, are called 'Peace Games', and are broadcast on global television via satellite - complete with sponsors and commercials. The film follows Game 256, which is being 'played' in the International Peace Game Centre near Stockholm, under the controlling eye of a highly sophisticated computer, hired out to the International Commission by the (neutral) Swedish Army. The international group of officers watching Game 256 decide to eliminate a man and a woman from opposing teams who reach out to each other, because they decide that such forms of communication would be the gravest threat of all to the stability of the existing world-system.

This Day
Directed and written by Akram Zataari.
Lebanon, 2003, with English subtitles, 90 minutes.

Shot between Lebanon, Syria and Jordan, this essay superposes modes of transportation, video, and photography to comment on our society's relationship to iconography, modernity, and questions the meaning and value of documents.

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised/ Chavez: Inside The Coup
Directed and photographed by Kim Bartley and Donnacha O'Briain
Ireland, 2003, Spanish with English subtitles, 74 minutes

"We (the coup organisers) had a deadly weapon: the media."
Vice-Admiral Victor Ramírez Pérez, speaking on Venevision, a private channel, April 11, 2002

Hugo Chavez, was elected president of Venezuela in 1998. Two independent filmmakers were inside the presidential palace on April 11, 2002, when he was forcibly removed from office. They were also present 48 hours later when, remarkably, he returned to power amid cheering aides. Their film records what was probably history's shortest-lived coup d'état. It's a unique document about political muscle and an extraordinary portrait of the man The Wall Street Journal credits with making Venezuela "Washington's biggest Latin American headache after the old standby, Cuba."

Slowly learning to survive the desire to simplify:
- A symposium on critical documents

15-17 September at Iaspis, Stockholm

Invited participants include Ronny Ambjörnsson (Professor Emeritus, Department of History, Umeå University), Matthew Buckingham (Artist, New York), Carola Dertnig (Artist, Vienna), Emma Hedditch, (Artist, London), iQuindici (writing/reading collective, Rome) Stefan Jonsson (writer, scholar and literary critic at Dagens Nyheter, Stockholm), Jee-Eun Kim (Aritst, Seoul/Malmö), Åsa Linderborg (Assistant Professor, Department of History, Södertörns Högskola) Rabih Mroué (Artist, Beirut), Patrik Sjöberg Assistant Professor of Film Studies, (Karlstad University) and Hito Steyerl (artist, film maker and writer, Berlin)

Participants from various fields such as art, film, media criticism and political theory will discuss the structure of narratives and the construction of history. What stories are not given space in today's society and what alternative strategies exist for the production of images? One of the aims is to discuss the media's increasingly monopolized representation of reality, and its correlation to the art world's present interest in the political. But what are the possibilities and the risks of using art as a way to satisfy a need for "critical documents"?

In light of today's political and cultural climate, there is once again a need to raise questions about how stories are constructed and what effects they have. What are the rights and responsibilities of the storyteller? The symposium takes place within an installation by artist Olivia Plender (London). For further information, please see: www.iaspis.com
To participate in the symposium, please register by sending an e-mail to: Denne email adresse bliver beskyttet mod spambots. Du skal have JavaScript aktiveret for at vise den. ,  or call Iaspis at +46 8 402 35 77. Please note that seats are limited.
When you have registered and received a confirmation, a reader containing information and contributions by the speakers will be sent to you.

The symposium is initiated and compiled by Produktionsenheten (The Production Unit) It is supported and produced by Iaspis, International Artists Studio Programme in Sweden and Nifca, Nordic Institute for Contemporary Art.
Produktionsenheten is a network for artists working with documentary storytelling, media criticism and narrative experiments. The project focuses on a critical analysis of history writing, and how narratives and investigative journalism are used for political motives. Produktionsenheten includes: Petra Bauer, Nanna Debois Buhl, Kajsa Dahlberg, Johanna Gustafsson, Sara Jordenö, Conny Karlsson, Runo Lagomarsino, Ditte Lyngkær Pedersen and Ylva Westerlund.

For more information please contact Denne email adresse bliver beskyttet mod spambots. Du skal have JavaScript aktiveret for at vise den. , +358 9 686 43 102
or Denne email adresse bliver beskyttet mod spambots. Du skal have JavaScript aktiveret for at vise den. , +46 8 402 35 77 or visit www.iaspis.com  or www.nifca.org

People under the age of 36 living in a Nordic country outside of Sweden in need of financial support for travel costs have the possibility of applying for a Sleipnir grant. For more information visit: www.sleipnirgrants.org

The project is supported by Nordisk Kulturfond.


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