SCB2019_artists_Oliver_Ressler

EVERYTHING'S COMING TOGETHER WHILE EVERYTHING'S FALLING APART: LIMITY JSME MY

Oliver Ressler (AT)

EVERYTHING'S COMING TOGETHER WHILE EVERYTHING'S FALLING APART: LIMITY JSME MY

Oliver Ressler (AT)

EVERYTHING'S COMING TOGETHER WHILE EVERYTHING'S FALLING APART: LIMITY JSME MY

Oliver Ressler (AT)

EVERYTHING'S COMING TOGETHER WHILE EVERYTHING'S FALLING APART: LIMITY JSME MY

Oliver Ressler (AT)

EVERYTHING'S COMING TOGETHER WHILE EVERYTHING'S FALLING APART: LIMITY JSME MY

Oliver Ressler (AT)

Everything's coming together while everything's falling apart: Limity jsme my (2019)
4K video
10' 00''
Courtesy of the artist 

This film leads us directly into the blockade of the Bílina coal mine in Northern Bohemia in the Czech Republic. In June 2018, climate activists entered the mine in an attempt to stop all activity there and to insist on the need to shut down climate-destructive mining operations. The blockade followed an action consensus that rejected property damage and sought to avoid direct confrontation with the police. Nonetheless, 280 of approximately 400 activists taking part were detained. The camera follows a group of activists awaiting deportation inside a police kettle, against the backdrop of a landscape defaced by lignite strip-mining. While the screen shows images filmed from inside a prisoner transport vehicle, we hear the voice of a semi-fictional character, reflecting on mass civil disobedience.

The work is part of the ongoing project, Everything's coming together while everything's falling apart that follows the struggles against a fossil fuel-dependent economy. The film was facilitated by “Art for the Climate” in the framework of the Czech Climate Camp in 2018, commissioned by S.a.L.E.-Docks, Venice for the solo exhibition “Everything's coming together while everything's falling apart”, and received support from the Land Steiermark.

 
BIO

Oliver Ressler (b. 1970 in Knittelfeld, Austria) lives and works in Vienna. He creates installations, projects in public space and films on issues such as economics, democracy, migration, global warming, forms of resistance and social alternatives. He has completed thirty-two films that have been screened in thousands of events of social movements, art institutions and film festivals. Solo exhibitions include: Berkeley Art Museum, USA; Alexandria Contemporary Arts Forum, Egypt; Wyspa Institute of Art, Gdansk; Lentos Kunstmuseum, Linz; Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo – CAAC, Seville; MNAC – National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest; SALT Galata, Istanbul. Ressler has participated in more than 350 group exhibitions, including Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid; Centre Pompidou, Paris; the biennials in Seville (2006), Moscow (2007), Taipei (2008), Lyon (2009), Venice (2013), Quebec (2014), Jeju (2017), Kyiv (2017) and at Documenta 14, Kassel, 2017 (exhibition organized by EMST). Ressler was the recipient of the Prix Thun for Art and Ethics Award in 2016.

Everything's coming together while everything's falling apart: Limity jsme my (2019)
4K video
10' 00''
Courtesy of the artist 

This film leads us directly into the blockade of the Bílina coal mine in Northern Bohemia in the Czech Republic. In June 2018, climate activists entered the mine in an attempt to stop all activity there and to insist on the need to shut down climate-destructive mining operations. The blockade followed an action consensus that rejected property damage and sought to avoid direct confrontation with the police. Nonetheless, 280 of approximately 400 activists taking part were detained. The camera follows a group of activists awaiting deportation inside a police kettle, against the backdrop of a landscape defaced by lignite strip-mining. While the screen shows images filmed from inside a prisoner transport vehicle, we hear the voice of a semi-fictional character, reflecting on mass civil disobedience.

The work is part of the ongoing project, Everything's coming together while everything's falling apart that follows the struggles against a fossil fuel-dependent economy. The film was facilitated by “Art for the Climate” in the framework of the Czech Climate Camp in 2018, commissioned by S.a.L.E.-Docks, Venice for the solo exhibition “Everything's coming together while everything's falling apart”, and received support from the Land Steiermark.

 
BIO

Oliver Ressler (b. 1970 in Knittelfeld, Austria) lives and works in Vienna. He creates installations, projects in public space and films on issues such as economics, democracy, migration, global warming, forms of resistance and social alternatives. He has completed thirty-two films that have been screened in thousands of events of social movements, art institutions and film festivals. Solo exhibitions include: Berkeley Art Museum, USA; Alexandria Contemporary Arts Forum, Egypt; Wyspa Institute of Art, Gdansk; Lentos Kunstmuseum, Linz; Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo – CAAC, Seville; MNAC – National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest; SALT Galata, Istanbul. Ressler has participated in more than 350 group exhibitions, including Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid; Centre Pompidou, Paris; the biennials in Seville (2006), Moscow (2007), Taipei (2008), Lyon (2009), Venice (2013), Quebec (2014), Jeju (2017), Kyiv (2017) and at Documenta 14, Kassel, 2017 (exhibition organized by EMST). Ressler was the recipient of the Prix Thun for Art and Ethics Award in 2016.

Everything's coming together while everything's falling apart: Limity jsme my (2019)
4K video
10' 00''
Courtesy of the artist 

This film leads us directly into the blockade of the Bílina coal mine in Northern Bohemia in the Czech Republic. In June 2018, climate activists entered the mine in an attempt to stop all activity there and to insist on the need to shut down climate-destructive mining operations. The blockade followed an action consensus that rejected property damage and sought to avoid direct confrontation with the police. Nonetheless, 280 of approximately 400 activists taking part were detained. The camera follows a group of activists awaiting deportation inside a police kettle, against the backdrop of a landscape defaced by lignite strip-mining. While the screen shows images filmed from inside a prisoner transport vehicle, we hear the voice of a semi-fictional character, reflecting on mass civil disobedience.

The work is part of the ongoing project, Everything's coming together while everything's falling apart that follows the struggles against a fossil fuel-dependent economy. The film was facilitated by “Art for the Climate” in the framework of the Czech Climate Camp in 2018, commissioned by S.a.L.E.-Docks, Venice for the solo exhibition “Everything's coming together while everything's falling apart”, and received support from the Land Steiermark.

 
BIO

Oliver Ressler (b. 1970 in Knittelfeld, Austria) lives and works in Vienna. He creates installations, projects in public space and films on issues such as economics, democracy, migration, global warming, forms of resistance and social alternatives. He has completed thirty-two films that have been screened in thousands of events of social movements, art institutions and film festivals. Solo exhibitions include: Berkeley Art Museum, USA; Alexandria Contemporary Arts Forum, Egypt; Wyspa Institute of Art, Gdansk; Lentos Kunstmuseum, Linz; Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo – CAAC, Seville; MNAC – National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest; SALT Galata, Istanbul. Ressler has participated in more than 350 group exhibitions, including Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid; Centre Pompidou, Paris; the biennials in Seville (2006), Moscow (2007), Taipei (2008), Lyon (2009), Venice (2013), Quebec (2014), Jeju (2017), Kyiv (2017) and at Documenta 14, Kassel, 2017 (exhibition organized by EMST). Ressler was the recipient of the Prix Thun for Art and Ethics Award in 2016.

Everything's coming together while everything's falling apart: Limity jsme my (2019)
4K video
10' 00''
Courtesy of the artist 

This film leads us directly into the blockade of the Bílina coal mine in Northern Bohemia in the Czech Republic. In June 2018, climate activists entered the mine in an attempt to stop all activity there and to insist on the need to shut down climate-destructive mining operations. The blockade followed an action consensus that rejected property damage and sought to avoid direct confrontation with the police. Nonetheless, 280 of approximately 400 activists taking part were detained. The camera follows a group of activists awaiting deportation inside a police kettle, against the backdrop of a landscape defaced by lignite strip-mining. While the screen shows images filmed from inside a prisoner transport vehicle, we hear the voice of a semi-fictional character, reflecting on mass civil disobedience.

The work is part of the ongoing project, Everything's coming together while everything's falling apart that follows the struggles against a fossil fuel-dependent economy. The film was facilitated by “Art for the Climate” in the framework of the Czech Climate Camp in 2018, commissioned by S.a.L.E.-Docks, Venice for the solo exhibition “Everything's coming together while everything's falling apart”, and received support from the Land Steiermark.

 
BIO

Oliver Ressler (b. 1970 in Knittelfeld, Austria) lives and works in Vienna. He creates installations, projects in public space and films on issues such as economics, democracy, migration, global warming, forms of resistance and social alternatives. He has completed thirty-two films that have been screened in thousands of events of social movements, art institutions and film festivals. Solo exhibitions include: Berkeley Art Museum, USA; Alexandria Contemporary Arts Forum, Egypt; Wyspa Institute of Art, Gdansk; Lentos Kunstmuseum, Linz; Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo – CAAC, Seville; MNAC – National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest; SALT Galata, Istanbul. Ressler has participated in more than 350 group exhibitions, including Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid; Centre Pompidou, Paris; the biennials in Seville (2006), Moscow (2007), Taipei (2008), Lyon (2009), Venice (2013), Quebec (2014), Jeju (2017), Kyiv (2017) and at Documenta 14, Kassel, 2017 (exhibition organized by EMST). Ressler was the recipient of the Prix Thun for Art and Ethics Award in 2016.

Everything's coming together while everything's falling apart: Limity jsme my (2019)
4K video
10' 00''
Courtesy of the artist 

This film leads us directly into the blockade of the Bílina coal mine in Northern Bohemia in the Czech Republic. In June 2018, climate activists entered the mine in an attempt to stop all activity there and to insist on the need to shut down climate-destructive mining operations. The blockade followed an action consensus that rejected property damage and sought to avoid direct confrontation with the police. Nonetheless, 280 of approximately 400 activists taking part were detained. The camera follows a group of activists awaiting deportation inside a police kettle, against the backdrop of a landscape defaced by lignite strip-mining. While the screen shows images filmed from inside a prisoner transport vehicle, we hear the voice of a semi-fictional character, reflecting on mass civil disobedience.

The work is part of the ongoing project, Everything's coming together while everything's falling apart that follows the struggles against a fossil fuel-dependent economy. The film was facilitated by “Art for the Climate” in the framework of the Czech Climate Camp in 2018, commissioned by S.a.L.E.-Docks, Venice for the solo exhibition “Everything's coming together while everything's falling apart”, and received support from the Land Steiermark.

 
BIO

Oliver Ressler (b. 1970 in Knittelfeld, Austria) lives and works in Vienna. He creates installations, projects in public space and films on issues such as economics, democracy, migration, global warming, forms of resistance and social alternatives. He has completed thirty-two films that have been screened in thousands of events of social movements, art institutions and film festivals. Solo exhibitions include: Berkeley Art Museum, USA; Alexandria Contemporary Arts Forum, Egypt; Wyspa Institute of Art, Gdansk; Lentos Kunstmuseum, Linz; Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo – CAAC, Seville; MNAC – National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest; SALT Galata, Istanbul. Ressler has participated in more than 350 group exhibitions, including Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid; Centre Pompidou, Paris; the biennials in Seville (2006), Moscow (2007), Taipei (2008), Lyon (2009), Venice (2013), Quebec (2014), Jeju (2017), Kyiv (2017) and at Documenta 14, Kassel, 2017 (exhibition organized by EMST). Ressler was the recipient of the Prix Thun for Art and Ethics Award in 2016.

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