Dmitri Galitzine: Change the World or Go Home
Friday 22 February - Sunday 3 March
Exhibition open Fri / Sat / Sun 11am-4pm
The debut of Dmitri Galitzine’s new film Change the World or Go Home. This video essay follows the criminalisation of a prolific inner city activist, whose confrontations with The State test the boundaries of freedom of speech. His counterpart is a Hebridean sheep farmer, who has created a utopia where he can live out his ethical code without interference. But even here, living off-grid on a remote Scottish island, he’s not out of reach of The System.
This film asks how much of our collective future, or at least a collective idea of one, lies somewhere in an idea of one’s self.
Does a better world inhabit a better us? And to what extent is our ethical code merely a 12-step program of self-imagining? Perhaps changing the world is, after all easier than changing our own individual lives?