Video Screening:
The Forgotten Space

Salt Beyoğlu

March 24, 2012 18.30

The Forgotten Space                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             2010 yapimi The Forgotten Space videosundan bir kesit
Still from The Forgotten Space, 2010

SALT Beyoğlu, Walk-in Cinema

Allan Sekula and Noel Burch
2010, 112”
English without subtitles

Introduced by Joseph Redwood-Martinez

Based on Sekula’s text- and image-based project Fish Story (1989-1995)–which sought to understand and describe the contemporary maritime world in relation to the complex symbolic legacy of the sea– The Forgotten Space follows container cargo aboard ships, barges, trains, and trucks, listening to workers, engineers, planners, politicians, and those marginalized by the global transport system. The filmmakers visit displaced farmers and villagers in Holland and Belgium, underpaid truck drivers in Los Angeles, seafarers aboard mega-ships shuttling between Asia and Europe, and factory workers in China, whose low wages are the fragile key to the whole puzzle. And in Bilbao, the filmmakers find the most sophisticated expression of the belief that the maritime economy, and the sea itself, is somehow obsolete.

Joseph Redwood-Martinez is a guest researcher, organizing “One day, everything will be free…” in collaboration with SALT Research & Programs.

The presentation will be held in English.