Allan Sekula

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The Forgotten Space, Documentary, 112 min, 2010 with Noel Burch (film still)

 

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The Forgotten Space, (photography)

 

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The Forgotten Space, Documentary, 112 min, 2010 with Noel Burch (film still)

 

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The Forgotten Space, (photography)

Allan Sekula (1951–2013) is one of the few openly Marxist American artists. In his photographic and film work he researched the policies of depicting class and class struggle, labour and exploitation and the distribution of commodities. From that point is makes sense that he and his long-term collaborator Noel Burch have created a documentary (but wait, no… it is not a documentary) film The Forgotten Space to track the trans-national logistics and production logics of globalized capitalism as well as work force, and the worker’s individual stories, behind it. Sekula and Burch thus try to intertwine the depiction of two abstract entities that usually resist depiction – work and capital.

 

 

 

 

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