|| Workers Taking Over The Factory | 2015 ||
Workers Taking Over the Factory | 2015 | 8mm film installation, video documentation, t-shirts for guides | in collaboration with Ozgur Kazova: Workers Self-managed Textile Cooperative | commissioned by the 13th Biennale de Lyon
Workers taking over the factory, 2015
Workers Leaving The Lumiere Factory in Lyon, shot in Lyon in 1895, was the first film in the history of the cinema. The 120th anniversary of its making was celebrated at the very place where the Lumiere brothers had placed their camera - now the Institut Lumiere. On 19 March 2015, three thousand people played the parts of the workers coming out of the factory; Ahmet Ogut took advantage of the event to ask some of them to come out carrying logos of workers self-managed factories (autogestion) In Ogut’s installation, the sewing machines, which were used as stands for the viewers for looking at the images shot in Lyon, hark back to this history, as do the T-shirts designed for the Biennale guides, produced by Ozgur Kazova: Workers Self-managed Textile Cooperative that emerged as one of the most precious legacies from the 2013 May-June Taksim Gezi Park resistance and labour struggles. T-shirts have "100 percent product without a boss" printed on them.
Workers taking over the factory
8mm Film No.1:
8mm Film No.2:
Logos of some of the current Worker's Self-Management
Both filmed on the day of 120 years anniversary of the first film
commissioned by the 13th Biennale de Lyon
Special Thanks to
Asena Hayal, Ezgi Bakcay,
installation view | photo courtesy by Blaise Adilon
T-shirts for all the guides of the 13th Biennale de Lyon produced by Ozgur Kazova Workers Self-managed Textile Cooperative that emerged as one of the most precious legacies from the 2013 May-June Taksim Gezi Park resistance and labour struggles.