Everything’s coming together while everything’s falling apart: Code Rood / A film by Oliver Ressler (14 min, 2018)

The film highlights the civil disobedience action “Code Rood” in the port of Amsterdam in June 2017. The blockade of Europe’s second-largest coal port draws a red line against this important infrastructure facility for fossil capitalism. The largest single source of the coal shipments is Colombia, where coal is extracted under ecologically and socially devastating conditions.

Director and producer: Oliver Ressler
Cinematography, audio recording: Oliver Ressler
Narration text: Oliver Ressler & Matthew Hyland
Editing: Oliver Ressler
Narrator: Renée Gadsden
Audio recording narration and color correction: Rudolf Gottsberger at studio ROT
Sound design: Paul Gründorfer
Special thanks to Egbert Born, Chihiro Geuzebroek, Matthew Hyland

Everything’s coming together while everything’s falling apart: Code Rood is part of Oliver Ressler’s ongoing project Everything’s coming together while everything’s falling apart that follows the struggles against a fossil fuel-dependent economy.

Olive Ressler (1970) is an artist and filmmaker who produces installations, projects in public space, and films on issues such as economics, democracy, migration, the climate crisis, forms of resistance and social alternatives. Ressler has had solo exhibitions at Berkeley Art Museum, USA; Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade; Centro Cultural Conde Duque, Madrid; Alexandria Contemporary Arts Forum, Egypt; The Cube Project Space, Taipei; Kunsthaus Graz, Graz and comprehensive solo exhibitions at Wyspa Institute of Art, Gdansk; Lentos Kunstmuseum, Linz; Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporaneo – CAAC, Seville; SALT Galata, Istanbul; MNAC – National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest; and Cultural Centre of Belgrade. Since 2019 Ressler directs Barricading the Ice Sheets, a research project on the climate justice movement, funded by the Austrian Science Fund, that will lead to an exhibition at Camera Austria in Graz in September 2021. He lives and works in Vienna.