On 11th December, artistic collective Democracia will be in London to screen and discuss their most recent project ORDER. Formed in 2006, the artists are self-identified anarchists who are well-known in the contemporary art scene and radical activist movement of Spain for their politically potent and dynamic interventions. Their work escapes the confines of the art world and eschews the very notion of the art object, as a result, their work is often located within and on the fringes of real social movements.
ORDER (2018) takes the form of a three-part operatic film that radically critiques the conventions and injustices of Western capitalism. Filmed between Houston, Dublin, and London, the film moves between out-of-town shopping malls, armed demonstrations, and lavish dinners, to present a snapshot of oppression in our time. In these three acts are not only dramatized analogues of our economic, social and political conditions but carefully engineered live interventions in public and private spaces creating a direct confrontation between the fictive libretto of the collective’s making and the reality about which the work speaks.
The event will be part of the series ‘Sated’, a programme of panel discussions curated by London-based arts organisation a/political in collaboration with the Goldsmiths Visual Cultures Society at Goldsmiths, University of London. The event will feature a discussion and Q&A with the artists about their recent project ORDER, along with guests Amanda Masha Caminals, founder and co-director of Translocalia, Dr Louis Moreno, Lecturer in Visual Cultures, Goldsmiths University and Joshua Poole, Assistant Director, Station Museum of Contemporary Art, Houston, Texas. Moderated by Dr Sylwia Serafinowicz, curator, a/political.
The event will be held in the Ian Gulland Lecture Theatre at Goldsmiths College between 18.30 and 20.00 on 11th December, tickets are free, but booking is essential. Reserve your place here