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

Bar Laika presents: Hito Steyerl, In Free Fall

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

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.

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