Film Lounge Part 1: Work & Spectres


The curators will introduce the screening of two films from the Film Lounge relating to the exhibition keywords Work and Spectres.  Booking is not required.


Jeremy Deller and Mike Figgis (England)

The Battle of Orgreave (an Injury to One is an Injury to all) (2001) 62’

Courtesy of Artangel

A now legendary film based on the re-enactment of the clash between the miners on strike and the Thatcher police in 1984, The Battle of Orgreave revisits an important moment in the labour history of the late 20th century. Making the traditional working class obsolete has been a sustained project of the West’s assumed de-industrialisation, the rise of a service economy but also the creation of zones of cheap industrial labour in other geographies.




Maria Ruido (Spain)

Real Time (2003) 43’

Courtesy of the artist

Maria Ruido’s film attempts a feminist critique of the capitalist world of work. Essential viewing for anyone interested in understanding the intersection of gender and capitalist economy.