Leben in die tote Fabrik

Projektgruppe Community Media

1980, 42 mins, U-matic low band, black-and-white, 7 mins (excerpts),  original online: video collection Stadt in Bewegung (Swiss Social Archive and Memoriav)

Two boisterous nights at the Rote Fabrik in Zurich (May 17/18, 1980), the first general assembly during which the protest in front of the opera house is decided upon. The beginning of the opera house riot and the 80s movement.

Open mic
It’s not all that important to find clear definitions for our political views. We have a concrete goal: That we want to live in this world, and live in a way that’s worth living, in our own culture that is. Our music, our painting, and also our writers: living our culture. And that’s why we need a place to live. There’s space for an opera house, millions are pumped into that. And cars are given space everywhere. I think we should also have a place in this world! That’s why we’re here I would assume.