Allan Sekula, The Forgotten Space in documenta 14

February 1, 2017

Allan Sekula, Christopher Grimes Gallery

Allan Sekula, still from The Forgotten Space, 2010

Allan Sekula, Christopher Grimes Gallery

Allan Sekula, still from The Forgotten Space, 2010

Allan Sekula, Christopher Grimes Gallery

Allan Sekula, still from The Forgotten Space, 2010

Allan Sekula's The Forgotten Space will be featured in Documenta 14. The Forgotten Space is a two-hour-long essay film directed by Allan Sekula and Noël Burch, which draws attention to the neglected industrial districts of docklands. By drawing connections between ports around the world and the people who work in them, the film unveils the global supply chain's disastrous impact on the environment and workers' rights. Inspired by Sekula's book Fish Story, 1995, The Forgotten Space seeks to understand contemporary maritime culture in relation to symbolic notions of the sea. 

 

The Forgotten Space will be broadcast on February 13th at midnight as a part of Documenta 14's Keimena film series. Keimena films are released on Greek public television channel ERT2. The film series airs every Monday at midnight from December 19, 2016 to September 18, 2017. Each film can be viewed during the broadcast and streamed on demand for seven days thereafter. Films are presented in their original language with Greek subtitles, and can be streamed from within Greece only.