Filmscreening and Artist Talk
Sasha Pirker with Madeleine Bernsdorff: May 24, 6.30 pm

May 24, 6.30 pm

Sasha Pirker
The future will not be Capitalist
A 2010, 35mm, 20 min.



In the late 1960s, back when there was still a future, Oscar Niemeyer designed the French Communist Party headquarters in Paris. Sasha Pirker’s film explores how this building with its futuristic qualities relates to the coeval political projects, economic realities and aesthetic attitudes. The cinematic means are selected for their capacity to offer various options for examining an extraordinary building such as this one—as physical space, as institution or as historical document—and hence to question its aesthetic impact, practical use and significance as political symbol. … >>