Hans Carlsson’s video installation “Lågan vs. Nålsögat: A Sequel” takes as its point of departure two films: “Lågan” (The Flame) from 1973 by Sandell Film AB, and Nålsögat (The Needles Eye) from 1975 by Jan Troell. The two films depict everyday life at the ship building company Kockums in Malmö from fundamentally different angles, and can be said to highlight two conflicting perspectives in how to reach social justice and better living conditions for people present in the political debate in Sweden and many other countries during the 20th century: one claiming that social progress has to be pursued within the realm of work, and the other that the realm of production will never make any real progress toward humanitarian emancipation possible.
At IAC the two films are presented together with a new film, “Inget att sälja” (Nothing to Sell) based on interviews with people who work in the former Kockum area, Västra hamnen (The West Harbor) in Malmö today. These workers of the creative industries and the service sector, how do they reflect upon questions on emancipation, freedom and craftmanship in relation to labour? The three films are presented in a video installation.
The music in the video “Inget att sälja” is composed by Arvid Alfredsson Grahn.
Tuesday October 24, 5-8pm
Oct 25-27 (Wed-Fri), 5-8pm
Oct 28 (Sat), 12-5pm