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Harun Farocki — Arbeiter verlassen di Fabrik (Workers leaving the factory)
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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.

As part of ‘Pavilion Screening 23/11/11’ at Grand Union, Birmingham this video was presented in context with: capitalism, essay, film, history, industry, labour and narration alongside works by the following artists: Adrianna Palazzolo, David Spraggs and Tom Crawford.