OTHER FIGURATIONS 
2019 © Åse Løvgren and Stine Gonsholt 

HD video/stereo
4 min.

Produced at THE LAB (FutureDiverCities), 
Bergen Centre for Electronic Arts, Norway
In the video, OTHER FIGURATIONS, Løvgren and Gonsholt reflect on the role of the punch cards, that are a central motif from early automated looms, and considered to be an important step in the history of computing hardware. It led to an increase in employee productivity, which has had an enormous impact on profit. The artists also look further at the figure of the worker from the pioneering textile industries to today's sweatshops and the dismantling of unions. Power has shifted from producers to traders and retailers. Modern production and distribution of garments have created global assembly lines. The continued rise of giant retailers with low prices and high volumes, has placed even greater demands on manufacturers to lower costs and quickly deliver worldwide.
The video takes a critical look at today's modes of production and highlight issues of globalisation, power, social relations and historical legacies.
Installation view: Kunsthall 3,14, Bergen
As part of the exhibition " The Valley", 2020 

OTHER FIGURATION: Still from video

Installation view: THE VALLEY, 2 channel video installation/stereo, Kunsthall 3,14, Bergen 2020