From Industry to Industrial – A programme of film screenings in three parts curated by Florian Wüst

Dortmunder U | RWE Forum I Kino im U

Only freely circulating money would keep the economy going – this is the view promoted by the films of the American Marshall Plan which boosted the reconstruction of Europe after 1945, declaring the increase of productivity and international trade as prerequisites for progress and prosperity. Since capital movements began to be deregulated in the 1970s, real profits are no longer made in industrial production – and hence through work – but on the financial markets, where money is exchanged for money to produce new money. From Industry to Industrial presents a series of historic and contemporary promotional, documentary and experimental films and videos on industry. Among the subjects it addresses are oil, coal and steel as historic drivers of modernisation, the relationships between men and machines, the capitalisation of cities and the artists’ take on the rise and fall of western industrial societies.

6pm – Programme 1

The Birth of the Robot, Len Lye, UK 1935, 7'
Aquila, Jacopo Erbi, IT 1950, 21'
Reportaje a Lota, Diego Bonacina & José Román, CL 1970, 17'
Sparkassen-Werbung: Wohlstand für jeden, BRD 1955, 2'
Röster från Ruhr (Im Ruhrgebiet), Peter Nestler, SE 1967, 34'

8pm – Programme 2

Die Heinzelmännchen, Gerhard Fieber, BRD 1962, 11'
Arrival, Mani Kaul, IN 1979, 19'
Una Ciudad En Una Ciudad, cylixe, DE 2012, 18'
Unsupported Transit, Zachary Formwalt, NL 2011, 14'
The Good Life (a guided tour), Vermeir & Heiremans, BE 2009, 16'

10pm – Programme 3

Aluminium – Porträt eines Metalls, Willy Zielke, BRD 1957, 13'
1/2 Mensch, Sogo Ishii, JP 1985, 50'
The Shutdown, Adam Stafford, UK 2009, 10'

Florian Wüst

is a visual artist and independent film curator based in Berlin. He studied Fine Arts at the Braunschweig School of Art and the Piet Zwart Institute, Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam. His work revolves around the history of post-war Germany and modern technical progress. Recent curatorial projects include: Crude Economy, Impakt Festival, Utrecht (2013); Spekulantenwahn. Zwischen ökonomischer Rationalität und medialer Imagination, Kino Arsenal, Berlin (2013);
White Noise, Blickle Kino, 21er Haus, Vienna (2013); Becoming Voice, South London Gallery, London (with Maxa Zoller, 2012); La Zona, neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst, Berlin (with Sandra Bartoli, Ulrike Feser, Silvan Linden, 2012). Together with Stefanie Schulte Strathaus, he is editor of the book Who says concrete doesn't burn, have you tried? West Berlin Film in the '80s (2008).



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