Olivier Ressler

Oliver Ressler, “The Fittest Survive”, 2006. Courtesy of the artist.
Oliver Ressler, “The Fittest Survive”, 2006. Courtesy of the artist.

THE MOVEMENT OF IDEAS is the first comprehensive screening of all the 15 films Oliver Ressler has produced since 2000.

The philosopher Alain Badiou writes: “We have to overturn the old verdict that would have us believe we are living in the age of the 'end of ideologies'. We can now see quite clearly that the only reality behind their so-called 'end' is 'Save the banks'. Nothing could be more important than rediscovering the passion for ideas, or than contrasting the world as it is with a general hypothesis, with the certainty that we can create a very different order of things. We will contrast the wicked spectacle of capitalism with the real of peoples, with the lives of peoples and the movement of ideas.” (“The Communist Hypothesis”, 2010).

THE MOVEMENT OF IDEAS for the first time brings together all of Ressler's films that focus on different social movements and struggles of people for a self-determined life. By merging the fields of art and activism, the works seek to discuss political ideas, support progressive social processes, project alternative ways of how to organize society and therefore contribute towards the needed systemic change.

Oliver Ressler is currently preparing a new project on the commodity markets in Switzerland, produced by Utopiana, Geneva. The film “Socialism Failed, Capitalism is Bankrupt. What comes Next?” was produced by Utopiana, Yerevan. http://utopiana.am
For further information about all films, please check: http://www.ressler.at

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JULY 16, PROJECTION 4: THE MOVEMENT OF THE MOVEMENTS

"This is what democracy looks like!", 2002, 38'

"Disobbedienti" (avec Dario Azzellini), 2002, 54'

"What Would It Mean to Win?" (aver Zanny Begg), 2008, 40' (version française)

SEPTEMBER 17, PROJECTION 5: THE BOLIVARIAN PROCESS (1)

"Venezuela from Below" (avec Dario Azzellini), 2004, 67'

"5 Factories–Worker Control in Venezuela" (avec Dario Azzellini), 2006, 81'

OCTOBER 22, PROJECTION 6: THE BOLIVARIAN PROCESS (2)

"Comuna Under Construction" (avec Dario Azzellini), 2010, 94' (version française)

TO BE CONFIRMED – NOVEMBER 19, PROJECTION 7: BEYOND LEGALITY

"Rote Zora", 2000, 28'

"Border Crossing Services" (avec Martin Krenn), 2001, 51'

"The Right of Passage" (avec Zanny Begg), 2013, 19'



Previous events

18.06: OCCUPATION

“Take The Square”, 2012, 89'.

14.05: DEMOCRACY

“What Is Democracy?”, 2009, 118', french version.

09.04: CAPITALIST ECONOMY

“The Bull Laid Bear”, 2012, 24' (with Zanny Begg)
“Robbery”, 2012, 1'31''
“The Fittest Survive”, 2006, 23'
“Socialism Failed, Capitalism is Bankrupt. What comes Next?”, 2010, 19'
With an introduction to the film program by Oliver Ressler, followed by a conversation with Federica Martini