Images at Work: Labour and the Moving Image

The Images at Work conference takes its inspiration from this juncture of old and new. It builds on the long-established political history and theory around labour – especially that associated with German critical thought, such as the work of Karl Marx, Max Weber, Rosa Luxemburg, and the Frankfurt School – and seeks to reassess the subject of labour and the moving image from diverse contexts and perspectives, looking beyond the prevalence of the Global North and the white, male working class in these debates. This international event, incorporating film screenings and artists’ talks, aims to bring together practitioners and professionals with researchers working across film studies, cultural studies, media studies, critical race studies, history, sociology, economics, politics, philosophy, and anthropology.