Under Optimisation

With Alan Currall, Kajsa Dahlberg, Ane Hjort Guttu and The Nest Collective

3 November 2022
Location: Het Huis The Attic
13:30 - 15:00
5 November 2022
Location: Het Huis The Attic
17:00 - 19:00

On Saturday the screening is followed by a conversation with Kajsa Dahlberg and Ane Hjort Guttu, moderated by Kristoffer Gansing

Time management is key to capitalist production. With the binding of labour as a resource to ideas of ever-greater efficiency, the motions of human beings set to the rhythm of the clock revolutionised the factory of the industrial age. The machine, however, never tires, and offers maximum force and precision. Consequently, automated systems have rendered much human labour obsolete — or displaced it. The exploitation of delivery drivers in today’s bustling e-commerce industry, for instance, has been compared to modern slavery. Processes of optimisation deployed for centuries to regulate the body  are increasingly entering areas of society, such as education, that weren’t traditionally defined solely in economic means. Travelling from Scandinavia to Kenya, this short film programme combines historical analysis, artistic docu-fiction and satire to reflect contemporary working conditions and value creation as well as the materiality of our digital future.


Single Tickets

What else is on these days?
See the Thursday and Saturday timetables to visit the other programmes with your Festival Pass (5-days) or Day Pass (1-day). With the passes you can also visit the festival exhibition The Curse of Smooth Operations at the IMPAKT [Centre for Media Culture] and Steenweg 26. Read more about the ticket types and prices here

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