Hito Steyerl, In Free Fall

Hito Steyerl, In Free Fall

Hito Steyerl, In Free Fall (film still), 2010

Bar Laika presents
Hito Steyerl, In Free Fall
Date
November 27, 2019, 9pm
Bar Laika by e-flux
224 Greene Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11238
USA

Join us at Bar Laika on Wednesday, November 27 at 9pm for a screening of Hito Steyerl’s In Free Fall.

Hito Steyerl, In Free Fall, 32:00, 2010
In Free Fall incorporates a trio of works: Before the Crash, After the Crash and Crash, which tell the story of the current global economic crisis through the example of an aeroplane junkyard in the Californian desert. The aeroplane junkyard reveals the anatomy of all sorts of crashes: both fictional and real. This is an investigation of planes as they are parked during the economic downturn, stored and recycled, revealing unexpected connections between economy, violence and spectacle. An example of this is the Boeing 4X-JYI, first acquired by film director Howard Hughes for TWA, which then flew for the Israeli Airforce before it was blown up for the Hollywood blockbuster, Speed. But the economic crisis doesn´t stop short of affecting the film industry either.

Through intertwined narratives of people, planes and places Steyerl reveals cycles of capitalism incorporating and adapting to the changing status of the commodity, but also points at a horizon beyond this endless repetition.

For more information, contact laika@e-flux.com.

Category
Film
Subject
Crisis

Hito Steyerl is a filmmaker, moving-image artist, writer, and innovator of the essay documentary. Her principal topics of interest are media, technology, and the global circulation of images. Through her writing practice, films, and performative lectures, Steyerl considers the status of the image in an increasingly global and technological world.

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