Trading Places 1 November 2013

Ilha das flores - Jorge Furtado

Programme 3: Trading Places
The hustle and bustle of an old marketplace in the heart of the city conveys a strong sense of materiality. Money is traded for tangible commodities: food, fabrics, household goods. Even the floor of the traditional stock exchange, with brokers waving and shouting, functions as a physical reference to the virtual trading of assets. Today this is mostly done by computers, buying and selling counted in nanoseconds. Labour is a commodity too; it has a price. Often this price is too low to even cover the costs of living. Through a mix of international experimental films, Trading Places addresses the social realities of modern urban economy.


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  • CC22 Impakt_Florian Wust_3_Paradise Later  still Paradise Later Paradise Later

    Paradise Later Ascan Breuer, AT/DE/ID 2010, 13:00 min The camera follows a polluted river while we hear the annual report of a disillusioned Western businessman. […]

  • ARRIVAL still Arrival Arrival

    Arrival Mani Kaul, India 1980, 19:00 min Men, women, fruits, flowers, vegetables, goats and sheep come to the city—all ready for consumption. In a collage […]

  • UnaCiudadEnUnaCiudad_2 Una Ciudad En Una Ciudad Una Ciudad En Una Ciudad

    Una Ciudad En Una Ciudad (A City Within A City) cylixe, DE 2012, 18:00 min When the construction of a high-rise financial centre in Caracas, […]

  • Unsupported transit still unsupported transit unsupported transit

    unsupported transit Zachary Formwalt, NL 2011, 14:00 min Set on the construction site of the new stock exchange in Shenzhen, China, the video tells a […]

  • CC22_Florian Wust_3_Ilha das flores still Ilha das Flores Ilha das Flores

    Ilha das Flores (Isle of Flowers) Jorge Furtado, Brazil 1989, 13:00 min Furtado’s acclaimed short film explores the economic relationship between humans, animals and food. […]

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