Harun Farocki’s 1995 video charts the history of workers appearing in film across the decades. Starting with the first film ever shot, showing the workers leaving the Lumiere Brothers’ factory, the video essay becomes a tacit expose of a history of employer/employee relations.
This video was shown at Grand Union, Birmingham as part of ‘Pavilion Screening 23/11/11’. Including work by Adrianna Palazzolo, David Spraggs and Tom Crawford. Related themes: capitalism, essay, film, history, industry, labour and narration.