ZOOM: Allan Sekula, Noël Burch - The Forgotten Space, 2010   Cinemateket i Bergen  Film

ZOOM: Allan Sekula, Noël Burch
The Forgotten Space, 2010
Tuesday 7. September

Venue: Cinemateket, USF Bergen
Duration: 1h 52mins

90 NOK / 70 NOK
The Forgotten Space follows a container cargo aboard ships, barges, trains and trucks, listening to workers, engineers, planners, politicians, and those marginalised by the global transport system. Visiting displaced farmers and villagers in Holland and Belgium, underpaid truck drivers in Los Angeles, seafarers aboard mega-ships shuttling between Asia and Europe, and factory workers in China, whose low wages are the fragile key to the whole puzzle. And in Bilbao, discovering the most sophisticated expression of the belief that the maritime economy, and the sea itself, is somehow obsolete.

A range of materials is used: descriptive documentary, interviews, archive stills and footage, clips from old movies. The result is an essayistic, visual documentary about one of the most important processes that affects us today. The Forgotten Space is based on Sekula’s Fish Story, seeking to understand and describe the contemporary maritime world in relation to the complex symbolic legacy of the sea.
Zoom is Bergen Kunsthall’s programme of artists’ films and video works. This season we present films that investigate water, amongst these Allan Sekula and Noël Burch’s groundbreaking investigation of maritime industries, The Forgotten Space (2010) and the short film programme Thinking Water. In collaboration with Cinemateket i Bergen.

This film screening is presented in collaboration with Cinemateket i Bergen and is one of several off-site works and events that are a part of the exhibition «The Ocean» at Bergen Kunsthall.
On view 28. August — 31. October 2021

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