Date(s) - October 6, 2022
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
ACT Shorts in the Museum
The human cost of capitalism
PAIRING ART & FILM with a short film screening, comments by Scott Diffrient, and a gallery talk by Lex Lupton
Gregory Allicar Museum of Art, October 6 at 5 p.m.
JOBS FOR ALL!, directed by Axel Danielson & Maximilian Van Aertryck
Pyramid Scheme (2009), Enrique Chagoya
Free and open to all.
Join us for a special film and visual art pairing in collaboration with ACT Year-Round! The evening will thematically focus on the human cost of capitalism as captured by two artistic media.
Following the JOBS FOR ALL! screening, Professor of Film & Media Scott Diffrient will give a short talk on directors Axel Danielson and Maximilian Van Aertryck’s artistic and stylistic choices, with special emphasis on the use of archival footage.
Then, CSU Arts Management graduate student Lex Lupton will discuss Enrique Chagoya’s Pyramid Scheme (2009), now on display in Media Mixed: Experimenting with Materials (on view in the Main and Americas Galleries through December 18). Lupton recently completed a Summer 2022 internship at GAMA, where her research focused on Chagoya’s Pyramid Scheme.
About the film
JOBS FOR ALL! is a highly choreographed review of the Industrial Age as we know it today – an intense and playful roller coaster ride that demands the viewer confronts how “work works.” Culled entirely from archival footage, the film unfolds in the filmmakers’ trademark, and humorously critical, cinematic voices.
Directors: Axel Danielson and Maximilian Van Aertryck
Producer: Helena Ingelsten
Executive production: Swedish Television
JOBS FOR ALL!
Color / Black & White
13:20 minutes, Documentary Short
100% Archival Footage, all rights secured for broadcast
2K-DCP Exhibition Format
Presented and Executive Produced Swedish Television (SVT)
Directors, Editors: Axel Danielson & Maximilien Van Aertryck
Producer: Helena Ingelsten
Project manager: Valentina Chamorro Westergårdh
Production assistant: Stina Eriksson
Researcher: Gustav Bohman
Assistant editor: Simon Carlgren
Senior Advisor: Kalle Boman
Historical Advisor: Sven-Eric Liedman
Archive coordinator SVT: Sandra Linnell
Sound editor / mix: Gustaf Berger, Jesper Miller
Graphics: Alba Lange
Grading: Nikolai Waldman
Translator: Ingrid Eng
About the filmmakers
Filmmakers Axel Danielson and Maximilien Van Aertryck collaborate under the banner of Plattform Produktion since 2013. Together they direct and produce both feature length and short documentary films, which have premiered in the official competitions of Berlin (Ten Meter Tower), Cannes (Fight on a Swedish beach!!), Sundance (Ten Meter Tower) and Toronto (Because the World Never Stops), earning several awards.
Their films have a critical and humorous approach, and are distinguishable through their theme-based, rather than plot-driven, narratives. Ten Meter Tower has won over 30 international prizes and has been seen by millions through the New York Times’ Op-Docs website. It was shortlisted for an Academy Award and nominated for an Emmy Award.
About the artwork
CSU Arts Management graduate student Lex Lupton will discuss Enrique Chagoya’s Pyramid Scheme (2009), now on display in Media Mixed: Experimenting with Materials (on view in the Main and Americas Galleries through December 18). Lupton recently completed a Summer 2022 internship at GAMA, where her research focused on this particular work.
Enrique Chagoya, Pyramid Scheme, 2009, archival pigment print on ten cans with screen printed cardboard box, 16 x 14 x 2 1/2 in., Gregory Allicar Museum of Art, CSU, 2022.3.
About ACT Shorts in the Museum and ACT Year-Round
In his manifesto The Birth of the Sixth Art, published in 1911, Italian film theoretician Ricciotto Canudo argued that cinema was a new art, “a superb conciliation of the Rhythms of Space (the Plastic Arts) and the Rhythms of Time (Music and Poetry),” a synthesis of the five ancient arts: architecture, sculpture, painting, music, and poetry (cf. Hegel’s Lectures on Aesthetics). Canudo later added dance as a sixth precursor, a third rhythmic art with music and poetry, making cinema the seventh art.
These are the premises for ACT Shorts in the Museum.
In 2019, the ACT Human Rights Film Festival launched the ACT Year-Round initiative to showcase must-see human rights films outside of the confines of the festival and throughout the year. ACT Year-Round includes opportunities to discuss the films and their topics with the community, local experts, and special guests. ACT Year-Round will take place at a variety of locations and some of the screenings are free to the public. By removing financial barriers, ACT Year-Round is accessible to all members of the Fort Collins community.
Visit ACT’s webpage for more information on upcoming ACT Year-Round screenings.
ACT-Year Round is a partnership with Lyric Cinema.