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Oliver Ressler "Take the Square" (2012) Filmstill
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The Art of Assembly
The Art of Assembly
II: Assemblies as Backbones of Social Movements (Oliver Ressler, Julia Ramírez-Blanco & Florian Malzacher)
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Assemblies provide a crucial platform for direct decision-making in any attempt to make societies more inclusive and democratic, more just and less hierarchical than those existing today. For a long time now, assemblies have also played a central role in Oliver Ressler’s films and video installations. Together with Dario Azzellini, he produced a cycle of films on factories under workers’ control in Europe. Before that he filmed the Square and Occupy movements in Athens, Madrid and New York. His latest film shows a four-hour assembly in Madrid in October 2019, where delegates from various environmental groups gathered to prepare an act of civil disobedience to foster climate rebellion.

Part of Episode II: “Assemblies as Backbones of Social Movements”
With Oliver Ressler, Julia Ramírez-Blanco & Florian Malzacher

19. February 2021 – Online live stream
In co-production with brut / Vienna

Biography

Oliver Ressler (Vienna) produces installations, projects in public space, and films on economics, democracy, racism, climate disruption, forms of resistance and social alternatives. He has completed thirty-five films, whereas several of them are based on filming assemblies. His work has been exhibited in galleries, museums and biennales all over the world. Currently he works on a research project on the climate justice movement, Barricading the Ice Sheets.

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Dario Azzellini & Oliver Ressler, “Occupy, Resist, Produce – Vio.Me.”, 30 min., HD, 2015
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Dario Azzellini & Oliver Ressler, “Occupy, Resist, Produce – Officine Zero”, 33 min., HD, 2015
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Dario Azzellini & Oliver Ressler, “Occupy, Resist, Produce – RiMaflow”, 34 min., HD, 2014
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Oliver Ressler, “Take The Square”, 89 min., HD, 2012
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Ana Pečar & Oliver Ressler, “In the Red”, 20 min., HD, 2014

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