In a double programme, the Meier Auditorium will host the projection of some pieces from the MACBA Collection, selected from the hundred-odd works included in the MACBA Manual, a publication that also addresses key concepts defining the museum’s programming identity. It will be a unique occasion to see works that have not been on display in the Collection rooms for some time, in their original format and on a big screen.
This work is based on a performance by Martha Rosler in 1974 at the University of California, in which she refers to the standardization of the female subject in a technological and bureaucratized society.
It is a documentary about the Numax appliance factory, self-managed for two years (1977-1979), a testimony to the resistance of the labour movement in the early years of the Transition. Twenty years later, Jordà met with some of the factory’s ex-workers and filmed Veinte años no es nada (Twenty Years Is Nothing), which is also part of the MACBA Collection.
Recorded in the same space now occupied by the Meier Auditorium, is a premonitory reflection from the outside on the integration or exclusion of the ‘other’ in Catalonia from the beginning of the 21st century, in a context in which identity has tended to be organised around language and not race.