Azzellini & Ressler

Comuna under Construction

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CountryAustria
Date2010
Medium/Dimensions94'
CreditsCourtesy of the artists
VenueFilm Lounge

A collaboration between a political scientist and documentarist (Dario Azzellini) and an artist (Oliver Ressler), Comuna under Construction offers an example of active disidentification from the capitalist economy and its model of organised society. The film documents and reflects on the building – literal and metaphorical – of a self-organised community in Venezuela though the establishment of ‘community councils’. In doing so, Comuna under Construction responds to a much broader, transnational effort of breaking free from the socio-economic logic of contemporary capitalism by working out locally meaningful and immediately applicable alternatives.