The Movement of Ideas is the first screening cycle to include all fifteen films Oliver Ressler has produced since 2000.
The Movement of Ideas brings together for the first time Oliver Ressler’s entire film production, focusing on different social movements and citizens’ struggles for a self-determined life. By merging the fields of art and activism, his films aim to discuss political ideas, support progressive social processes, consider alternative ways of organizing society and thereby contribute to the necessary evolution of the system.
Oliver Ressler, born in 1970, lives and works in Vienna, Austria, studied art at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna (1989 – 1995). It produces exhibitions, public space projects and films on subjects such as economics, democracy, forms of resistance and social alternatives. His projects have been exhibited solo at the Berkeley Art Museum, USA; Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center, Istanbul; Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade; Kunstraum at the University of Lüneburg; Centro Cultural Conde Duque, Madrid; Alexandria Contemporary Arts Forum, Egypt; Bunkier Sztukier Contemporary Art Gallery, Krakow and The Cube Project Space, Taipei. He is currently preparing major solo exhibitions for the Wyspa Institute of Art, Gdansk (2013) and the Lentos Kunstmuseum, Linz (2014).