NEWSREEL AS WEAPON

screening of the Newsreel 62 (2015, 12’) with introduction by Nika Autor and lecture by Andrej Šprah

BAZA, Božidar Adžija St 11, Zagreb
November 24, 2016, 6.00 p.m.

Newsreel or film news, a form created by collage technique of documentary footages on a particular subject with the comment of a narrator, is a pre-television version of newspaper articles. Most commonly it was screened in cinemas prior to "real" movies, but sometimes they had entire screening terms. Although the newsreel disappears from mass use with the appearance of television, in the midst of political movements in the late 1960s it becomes interesting again, primarily due to the fact that it was used in labour movement before the Second World War as a weapon in political struggle. Slovenian artist Nika Autor, together with the collective Newsreel front, has actualized this genre again.

After the introduction by the artist we will show the last film news Newsreel 62. After the screening Andrej Šprah from the OF will provide insight into several historical and current examples of using film journals as subversive political practice.


"The comparison of work by Nika Autor and some key examples of film anti-journal will show the opposition and reflective potentials of the documentary subgenre, which is usually seen as a propaganda machinery of the government. New strategies of the engaged film journalism in recent years in different parts of the world show that there is no film form that could not confidently be used as a weapon in the class struggle. And that is exactly the direction that Nika Autor is taking and the stance she takes in her art." (AŠ)


More about Newsreel front here.

Newsreel 55, the next-to-last film by OF here.

 

THE PROGRAMME IS SUPPORTED BY: THE MINISTRY OF CULTURE OF REPUBLIC OF CROATIA, CITY OFFICE FOR EDUCATION, CULTURE AND SPORTS ZAGREB.

 

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program

IVANA PERICA: CABARET OF YUGOSLAV JOURNALS (1928-1933)

VIDEO DOCUMENTATION OF LECTURES AND DISCUSSIONS

READING PUBLIC SCULPTURE FROM FEMINIST PERSPECTIVE

NEWSREEL AS WEAPON

SLOGANS OF NEOLIBERAL CITIES: ON ARTISTIC PRACTICES AND RESISTANCE IN BUCHAREST AND MARIBOR

VIDA KNEŽEVIĆ: BETWEEN AESTHETICS AND POLITICS – ART IN REVOLUTIONARY TIMES

DISCUSSION “DRAWING POLITICS, THE POLITICS OF DRAWING”

POLITICAL SCHOOL FOR ARTISTS (AND ALL INTERESTED)

Život umjetnosti nr. 97: Art and Social Movements

Jelena Petrović: Feminist Art Practice: The Temporary Zone of (Non-)participation

Margareta Kern and Valeria Graziano: bodies that can’t take anymore. images that can’t take anymore

Ana Vilenica: Art and the Housing Question

Mario Kikaš: The Art of Organization, or: On Democracy

Jasmina Cibic: FRUITS OF OUR LAND

Iva Marčetić: Workshop on Housing

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Ana Méndez de Andés

Petja Dimitrova & Can Gülcü

LIGNA

Nika Autor and Rena Rädle & Vladan Jeremić

Joanna Warsza and Dubravka Sekulić

Housing – From Right to Financialisation (and Back)

Kristina Leko and Judith Laister

Art and money

Representing Capital

Melanie Mohren and Bernhard Herbordt

Fokus grupa (Iva Kovač and Elvis Krstulović)

Chris Lee

Katharina Schlieben & Sønke Gau

Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez

The Bureau of Melodramatic Research

Beata Hock

Thomas Keenan and Ugo Vlaisavljević

Clare Butcher

Unexpected Encounters: Points of Intersection

Nora Sternfeld

Ana Džokić and Marc Neelen

Differentiated neighbourhoods of New Belgrade

Angel Nevarez

Matei Bejenaru

Carlos Motta

Judi Werthein

Apolonija Šušteršič

Iris Hoppe

Mika Hannula

Nina Möntmann

Tellervo Kalleinen

Martin Krenn

Nomeda and Gediminas Urbonas

Elke Krasny

AAA

Geheimagentur

Isa Rosenberg

WochenKlausur

Park Fiction