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Oliver Resslerin työpajaMa 28.1. klo 10-16 Ti 29.1. klo 10-13 Kiasman seminaaritila Osallistumismaksu: 40€

2000-luvulla vaihtoehtoisuus ei enää tarkoita sosialismia vaan laajaa joukkoa vastastrategioita, aloitteita ja malleja. Oliver Ressler on kartoittanut näitä strategioita vuodesta 2003 lähtien sekä työstänyt aiheesta laajan videoinstallaation. Työpajassa esitetään otteita Resslerin tekemistä videoista ja käydään yhdessä kriittistä keskustelua siitä, miten sosiaaliset ja poliittiset muutokset voidaan saavuttaa käytännössä. Työpaja ei vaadi kokemusta taiteellisesta työskentelystä.

Ilmoittautuminen osoitteeseen Kiasma-Theatre@kiasma.fi 20.1. mennessä.

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Between 2003 and 2008 Oliver Ressler has been working on an extensive project, “Alternative Economics, Alternative Societies”, which might potentially continue in the coming years. The project focuses on diverse concepts and models for alternative economies and societies, which all reject the capitalist system. Ressler interviewed partners include economists, political scientists, authors, and historians on all of the 16 concepts. The interviews were turned into a video; since then, the video installation titled “Alternative Economics, Alternative Societies” has been realized in 21 cities.

“Alternative Economics, Alternative Societies” turns against the idea that reflection on alternative forms of social organization can only be done as a historical research project. At the beginning of the 21st century, it is no longer possible to talk about the alternative – which socialism was for many people in the 20th century – but about a whole bundle of measurements, initiatives, adjustments, counter-strategies and models. The project “Alternative Economics, Alternative Societies” understands the break-away from clear orientation as an opportunity: It assembles elaborated descriptions of organizing models for alternative societies and economies, certain principles which are of importance for the development of a society and descriptions of concrete historical experiences.

In the workshop, Ressler will present excerpts of the videos. The screenings will work as a basis for discussing the necessary social and political changes; together, the participants will set out to find out how they can be achieved.

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