New Cinema and the City: Migrations / 1
Ektoras Arkomanis: Work / Memories of Work
Screening + Talk
Thursday 2 March 2017, 6.30pm
The Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design
Work / Memories of Work (2016) is a diptych piece filmed in a tannery in Eleonas, Athens, where work is carried out under the intense smell of skin and incessant machine noise. Against this visceral work routine the film sets off images of industrial ruins in the surrounding area, which point towards a future when work will eventually disappear. The talk will consider how film can describe such displacements drawing from the material (ruins) to describe the ineffable (memories of work), without necessarily attempting to reconcile them.
Work / Memories of Work (2016)