Still from The Myth of the Many in the One (2012) by Kennedy Browne
A film evening on images of Malmö and good energies on June 14:th. The program sets out with an image from 1946 found in the jubilee publication of the textile factory Kürzel and an educational film on the future green jobs in creative Malmö. Throughout the screening of a number of art videos, we will discuss the use of generalizing images of the nature of a city, what is to be exorcised from old industrial buildings, and flatness. The films will be projected directly onto the former industrial buildings in the courtyard of Signal, and is part of their celebration of the opening of a new space.
This evening’s film program includes among others the video The Myth of the Many in the One (2012) by artists Kennedy Browne, based on sampled biographies of visionary entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley; the anthropological film Makwayela (1977) by Jean Rouch and Jacques D’Arthuys, documenting a dance performed every morning outside a bottle factory in postcolonial Mozambique, and a secret language invented by miners in South Africa in order to communicate without being understood by their overseers; and the video Reconsidering The new Industrial Parks near Irvine, California by Lewis Baltz, 1974 (2009) by artist Mario Pfeifer, revisiting one of the industrial structures Lewis Baltz documented in his historic New Topographics from the outside and depicting the interior setting of a metal workshop with an eleven minute tracking shot. During this time, the 1974 book version has been reconsidered from back to front, each turning page a montage within the continuous 16mm black and white footage.