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"Art Sheffield" festival of contemporary art

4 Oct-14 Dec 2013, various venues

This festival of contemporary art includes a number of contributions with direct political themes. Full details are given on the website. Recommendations include:-"Time to Break Silence" by Edgar Arceneaux and techno music founders Underground Resistance. A film linking the rise of the machine, artificial intelligence, labour rights, and the development of technology, to the civil rights movement."The Days of the Commune, 2012" by Zoe Beloff. Film of Brecht's play The Days of the Commune (1949) performed in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street, in public spaces around New York City."The Plundering" by Oliver Ressler. A short film about the disillusionment following the 2003 Rose Revolution in post-soviet Georgia, and the subsequent forced implementation of neoliberal policy, with privatisation and impoverishment. Art Sheffield website

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