Art Windsor-Essex respectfully acknowledges that we are located on Anishinaabe Territory – the traditional territory of the Three Fires Confederacy of First Nations, comprised of the Ojibway, the Odawa, and the Potawatomi. Today the Anishinaabe of the Three Fires Confederacy are represented by Bkejwanong. We want to state our respect for the ancestral and ongoing authority of Walpole Island First Nation over its Territory.
Workers Leaving the Factory
May 22, 2009 - July 5, 2009
Workers Leaving the Factory, a co-presentation by the Art Gallery of Windsor and the Media City International Festival of Experimental Film and Video Art, brings together works by three contemporary artists and filmmakers (Nancy Davenport, Harun Farocki, and Sharon Lockhart) who take as their common point of departure Louis Lumiere 1895 La Sortie des usines Lumière. The first film ever screened publicly, its 47 seconds of footage depict (as the title indicates) a group of workers exiting Lumière’s family-owned factory on the outskirts of Lyon.