VALLÈS: MANUFACTURING PASTS, MANUFACTURING FUTURES
Vallès: Manufacturing pasts , Manufacturing futures is a project consisting in videoinstallations, conferences and workshops that roams the proletarian memory of the Vallès region, historically and politically part of the so-called “red belt” of Barcelona.
"Vallès: manufacturing pasts, manufacturing futures" explores a going industrial zone imaginary, since the big textile industries past that gave job to thousands of workers to the present signed by tecnological mutations, companies reorganization and globalization. The imaginary is, naturally, subject from people who live their memories, mutations, anguish and hopes in their own skin.
The imaginary is also a cultural sediment that makes sense around some images.
Since "Exiting the Factory" (Lumière Brothers' ) to some essential contemporary photographic works; from the pictorial industrial and working iconography at XIX and XX centuries to nowadays science fiction: all of it creates us and alowes us to understand.
Vallès: Manufacturing pasts , Manufacturing futures is showed since december (2018) until june (2019) in different Vallès county places:
- Center Civic La Maurina - Terrassa
From june (2019) the set of pieces gets complete with others and it is exposed at La Virreina Centre de la Imatge. The curator of this exhibition is Valentín Roma.
The workshop proposes to bring together anthropologists, curators and artists who have worked on images of the industry. In a period that is often defined as an industrial "post", the imaginary of the factory and industrial work is transformed.
The workshop has as its starting point the work "Vallès: Manufacturing pasts, manufacturing futures" by Claudio Zulian.