Two Degrees: Paths through Utopias
“A passionate anarchist road movie”
Blurring the fluid boundaries between present and future, documentary and fiction, Paths Through Utopias is a utopian road movie exploring a postcapitalist Europe.
From the direct action Climate Camp set up illegally besides Heathrow airport to a hamlet squatted by French art punks, occupied self-managed Serbian factories to a free love commune in an ex Stasi base, a Permaculture settlement to the free town of Christiania, this magicorealist travelogue transports us to a parallel universe after an economic and ecological collapse.
This debut feature by The Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination was shot during a real journey through 11 European Utopias. It is part of a book-film project, first published in France by La Découverte/Editions Zones and to appear in the UK in 2012.
John Jordan is an art activist. He founded the direct action groups Reclaim the Streets and the Clown Army, worked as a cinematographer for Naomi Klein’s The Take, co-edited the book We Are Everywhere: the irresistible rise of global anti-capitalism (Verso 2004) and lecturers in theatre and fine art.
Isabelle Fremeaux is a lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies at Birkbeck College-University, London. Her action research explores popular education, storytelling and creative forms of resistance. Together they co-founded the art activist collective The Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination, whose infamous actions continue to erupt across Europe.
Kypros Kyprianou is an artist, film maker and editor. See electronicsunset.org for collaborative and solo projects.
Date and time
18 June 2011
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