Film screening “Det är ju alltid ett jättejobb att hålla ihop ett kollektiv”
Film screening and artist talk with Benjamin Gerdes
Amerikagatan 2, Gothenburg
Join us for a screening of the film work Det är ju alltid ett jättejobb att hålla ihop ett kollektiv, developed by artist Benjamin Gerdes in conversation with the Dockworkers Union in Gothenburg.
The artist has documented the strike of the Dockworkers Union and the conflict with the employer APM Terminals in the Gothenburg container port. Two years after the strike, the film Det är ju alltid ett jättejobb att hålla ihop ett kollektiv brings together reflections on this labour rights conflict and personal stories of how working in the harbor impacts relationships and private life. The film work collects these personal reflections under the voices of three actors from Gothenburg, in constant conversation with images of the port.
The film screening is followed by a conversation between artist Benjamin Gerdes and Natalia Mount, curator and director of Pro Arts Gallery.
The programme is a collaboration between the artist, Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art and Skogen.
The artwork Det är ju alltid ett jättejobb att hålla ihop ett kollektiv is also presented at Röda Sten Konsthall until November 21, as part of Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art The Ghost Ship and the Sea Change.
Benjamin Gerdes is an artist, writer, and organizer working in video and related public formats. His projects emerge via long-term research processes in dialogue with activists, trade unionists, architects, and geographers, among others. He currently lives in Stockholm and teaches at the Royal Institute of Art.
Natalia Ivanova (Mount) is a cultural leader, curator, and published author on topics exploring the intersection between art, law, and economics. She is the Executive Director of Pro Arts and founding partner of AGENCY at The Loom, Oakland, California.