Stills från Öppet brev från en arbetarkamrat 1936/2013


“In 1936, philosopher, activist, communist Simone Weil writes Open letter to a working comrade after a series of successful occupations of factories throughout France. I find her letter in 2013 and fall headlong. Throughout 2013, in the midst of the viscous neo-liberal politics of our time, I read and re-read, re-write and cut-up the letter a thousand times in the company of north American rapper Angel Haze. Weil is on the other side of organizing for change while we have it right in front of us. Weil gives meaning to our struggle, we have presence and importance, we are her comrade.”
                                                                                                                           Johanna Gustavsson


Open Letter to A Working Comrade 1936/2013 is screened in a Swedish version on the facade on the empty site at Södra Hamngatan 47 in Brunnsparken and also printed in the Counterparts magazine.