|Omnia Communia Deserta|
|The film investigates, analyses the theme of efficient modernity whose last consequence will be extinction, Ovidiu Tichindeleanu's speech having as background, motive, the post-apocalyptic present of the Omnia Hall, which thus acquires the meaning of a warning: we are again at the end of a road, that of the cult of production.
"Showing the structure of the Omnia hall, the film is overlaid with a soundtrack, narrated by philosopher and cultural theorist Ovidiu Tichindeleanu. He connects the building's historical function to historical and contemporary metaphors. The film introduces the Omnia Hall as a ruin of socialist civilization, but also as a remnant of eficient modernity that extracts and harnesses resources wherever it can find them. In this new work, the artists interweave their concerns about the erasure of history with the threat of worldwide ecological collapse. The film lays out a path through the building, starting from the gate to the wooden sculpture to the foyer filled with symbols. The building was conceived as a honeycomb, an important metaphor of communism. Ironically, the Omnia Hall takes its name from "Omnia sunt communia", a proverb coined by the German preacher Thomas Muntzer during the peasant wars, meaning "all things are to be held in common and distribution should be to each according to his need". The tragedy of the commons, however, suggests that shared resources are depleted and spoiled by the users through their collective action."
|Omnia Communia Deserta, film, 29', 2020|