Leigh Ledare’s The Here and the Now (Zurich 1:1)
In conjunction with Against the Romance of Community, please join us for a screening of Leigh Ledare’s The Here and the Now (Zurich 1:1). Ledare will introduce the work, as well as answer questions immediately following.
In the second half of the twentieth century, psychologists at the Tavistock Institute in London developed an experimental, structural approach to the study of authority relations and group dynamics. Employing that methodology, Leigh Ledare organized and filmed three days of Tavistock sessions with 21 individuals living in Zurich. He did so with the help of six psychologists who both ran and participated in the groups. Initially produced for Manifesta 11, Ledare’s intention was to stage a space for enacting latent contradictions and tensions simmering below the surface of Swiss society. Swiss Institute will screen one 70-minute, subtitled session, from over 17 hours of film.
Swiss Institute of Contemporary Art
5 October 2016, 7pm
102 Franklin Street
New York NY 10013