Galleri ROM, Oslo, 23rd of February – 9th April 2017
Curators: Ola Sendstad and Eva Bakkeslett
Producer: Henrik Minassian, Gallery ROM
Occupy, Resist, Produce by Dario Azzellini og Oliver Ressler is a video installation with important narratives about counterculture and unity. The backdrop is the economic crisis in Europe that resulted in thousands of unemployed factory workers with little hope of another job. For some of them the answer was organised resistance.
The installation consists of three films from occupied factories in Milan, Rome and Thessaloniki. They are now run as labor-driven cooperatives. The workers have organised themselves in non-hierarchical structures, creating social relations and adopting methods for direct democracy and collective decision making on the production sites. In this way, new jobs are created, closer connections develop with communities and projects are spreading like social movements.
TALK: Everything under control.
A talk and conversation with the artist Oliver Ressler. Based on his exhibition at Gallery ROM he reflected on how communities can take control, influence and influence work, economics.
Gallery ROM Friday 24.02.17, kl. 19:00 – 21:30