Return to Sender
The film programme Return to Sender defines the field of logistics as global movement, circulation and transit. Focusing on the methods and requirements of this circulation as prerequisites for generating profit and wielding power, the basic premise is that circulation is not a generic, neutral dynamic but rather a play of forces between specific actors. Who profits from the supply chains that unite work, commodities and infrastructure in (asymmetrical) dependencies? Who is assigned which role in the supply chain? Who has access to what? Do you know your place in the supply chain?
Conceived as a movement through specific (geographical) locations and different logics of circulation, the works featured explore the prevailing balance of power. In the process they examine bodies, muscles, myths, resources and technologies in order to reveal sources of friction within these structures, challenging their sustainability and resilience. Which strategies are used to maintain supply chains and their underlying ideological tendencies? And at what points is the circulation vulnerable? Where can it be disrupted, manipulated, turned against itself?
curated by Anna Jehle