Patterns Against Workers
Detecting the unseen patterns of weave codes, datasets, and orchestrated gestures, Patterns Against Workers renders visible the entanglements of economic, political, and engineering forces, which manifest in the operating systems of our glowing screens. By delving deep into the historical-material fabrics of technological infrastructures that determine contemporary conditions of labour, the filmessay contradicts the widespread myths on the immateriality of digital technology and autonomously acting, smart machines. As a hand is tirelessly swiping and scrolling through the interwoven threads of the factory system, automation and computer technology, it touches upon the all-pervasive methods of management and extraction which not only penetrate algorithmic networks but also deserted landscapes and sleepless bodies. Patterns Against Workers addresses the state of exhaustion not only as a pathologic symptom of capitalism's exploitative forces, but as a socio-political condition bearing the potential for resistance - by becoming radically unruly.
In the exhibition space the film is accompanied by a textile display consisting of woven Jacquard fabrics. Oscillating between the production of textiles and the production of space, the virtual and physical, the image and the screen, the gridded fabrics create an architectural setting for the film projection.
Screenings & Awards:
Price of the City Duisburg for the Best short and middle Lenght Documentary Film, Duisburger Filmwoche (DE)
Singapore International Film Festival (SGP)
Cluster #30 initiated by Labor Neunzehn, KM28 Berlin (DE)
Distribution: sixpack film
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