ElectroClass and work, work, work

28/06 - 28/06 2012

Iaspis, Stockholm

Imagen de la actividad

For the final public event at Iaspis before the summer, we invite you to join us for a screening of the film ElectroClass by Maria Ruido and the release of the anthologyWork, Work, Work: A Reader on Art and Labour. The film and the anthology both spring from discussions on changed labour conditions, in society at large as well as within the field of visual art, and enquire into how these changes can be described artistically as well as how they relate to social protest and the re-organization of cities in relation to new conditions of production.


6 pm  Iaspis resident, María Mur Dean, from consonni introduces Maria Ruido’sfilm ElectroClass (50 min)
7 pm  Release of Work, Work, Work: A Reader on Art and Labour


ElectroClass is an audiovisual project by artist Maria Ruido produced by consonni, taking the shape of a film comprising 7 chapters, based on a notion of the televisual stripping down of ETB in collision with other audiovisual materials. ElectroClass is a film about the work imaginaries shaped by Basque autonomous television (ETB) within the Spanish State since the 1980s. Taking the ETB archive material as the starting point and the city of Bilbao as a concrete case study, ElectroClass explores the collapse of the traditional concept of the working class, the changes in our work conditions from industrial capitalism to cognitive capitalism and outsourcing, and the radical transformation of the city "polis" within the "Bilbao trademark”.


Work, Work, Work: A Reader on Art and Labour
Contributions by Pierre Bal Blanc, Franco ‘Bifo’ Berardi, Ana Betancour, Jonatan Habib Engqvist, Annika Eriksson, Kirsten Forkert, Catharina Gabrielsson, Ingela Johansson, Lars Bang Larsen, Maria Lind, Making A Living, Michele Masucci, Sarat Maharaj, Helena Mattsson, OTCOP, Pratchaya Phinthong, Nina Power, Raqs Media Collective, Judith Revel, Lisa Rosendahl, Joanna Sokołowska, Hito Steyerl, Mladen Stilinovic, Nina Svensson and Cecilia Widenheim.

Edited by Cecilia Widenheim, Lisa Rosendahl, Michele Masucci, Annika Enqvistand Jonatan Habib Engqvist.

Published by: The Swedish Arts Grants Committee/Iaspis and Sternberg Press.

Graphic design by Medium.

For more information please contact Iaspis project coordinator Jonatan Habib Engqvist, jhe@iaspis.se