The Pickers

2009
Country: UK
Duration: 17 mins
|52 Seconds
Colour,
Sound: Stereo
Ratio: 16:9
Available Format/s: BluRay / HD Digital file
Original Format: HD video
Themes: 
  • Identity
  • Labour
  • Politics and protest
  • Science Fiction

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LUX - Promoting artists’ moving image practices and the ideas that surround them
LUX - Promoting artists’ moving image practices and the ideas that surround them

The Pickers shows a group of Romanian migrant workers at a UK strawberry farm who alternate their intensive strawberry picking with the editing and mediation of a 20th century film archive of British migrant hop pickers. Sited in a parallel reality, distinctions are blurred as to where and when events are set, as they are between notions of labour and leisure, and the identity of an archive and its dissemination. ‘The Pickers’ becomes a dream; a Romanian advertisement to British migrant workers to come to Romania.

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