Sep16. | 22:48
Film project in the framework of the International Film Festival – Opening Nights
Occupy, Resist, Produce, a film project of Dario Azzellini & Oliver Ressler is introduced to the Athenians by the Athens Biennale.
The Athens Biennale 2015–2017 “ΟΜΟΝΟΙΑ”, in the framework of the Athens International Film Festival (Opening Nights), presents the film project of Dario Azzellini & Oliver Ressler Occupy, Resist, Produce on October 2, 8:15pm. In view of the critical historical juncture, the Athens Biennale 2015–2017 “OMONOIA” unfolds in three strands of debate and research intervention: the emergence of alternative economies, the performative in the political and the establishment of institutions that redefine existing structures.
In relation to these pertinent issues, the Biennale presents for the first time in Athens, the social project of Dario Azzellini & Oliver Ressler Occupy, Resist, Produce, which presents occupied factories where workers managed to organise labour under their control. The three films focus on the factories of RiMaflow (Milan), Officine Zero (Rome) and Vio.Me. (Thessaloniki) respectively.
Films have been produced for the first three factories and more are to follow. For each film, discussions with the workers and their assemblies, as the main decision-making body of the workers’, are conducted and recorded. These discussions offer the workers the possibility to publicly address the achievements, difficulties, advantages and challenges of workers’ control. Read more here.
Image : Dario Azzellini & Oliver Ressler, “Occupy, Resist, Produce – Vio.Me.”, HD, 30 min., 2015 (video still).
Courtesy artists Dario Azzellini and Oliver Ressler.