Spain, Ireland, United Kingdom, United States 2018 54′ 26’’
Democracia’s ORDER takes the form of a three-part operatic film, filmed between Houston, Dublin and London as a series of interventions in public and private spaces, ORDER serves as a dramatized analogue of the contemporary social, political and economic system. ORDER is an opera that seeks to radically critique the conventions and injustices of capitalism and its global hegemony. Presented in its three acts are a series of carefully engineered interventions in public and private spaces, the melodrama of the artists’ making collides head on with reality. Filmed between Houston, Dublin and London, ORDER moves between open-carry demonstrations, out-of-town shopping malls and lavish dinners, to present the historic antagonisms of the oppressors and the oppressed.
Democracia An artistic collective comprised of Iván López & Pablo España based in Madrid, Spain. Formed in 2006, their collaboration seeks to centre artistic production on collectivity, discourse, dissensus and conflict. Democracia’s work is characterised by their ambitious and provocative social interventions, superlative production, contemporary agitprop punk aesthetic and emancipatory content. Their projects reflect concerns with so-called progressive societies; visible in the increasing importance of the image and in the gradual incorporation of simulacrum into different realms of daily life. These concerns are expressed through forms subverting and repositioning the aesthetic material and textual rhetoric of Western political cultures.
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