Film at the Museum of Arts and Design:
Safe Disassembly + Other Works
Friday, April 29, 2016 – 7:00 pm
$10 general / $5 members and students
Shot on static 16mm film with colorful light leaks and jarring bursts of mechanized sound, Andreas Bunte’s third film about pressure documents an elaborate assembly line of factory workers diffusing bombs. Safe Disassembly follows the careful division of cluster munitions into individual, non-dangerous components, and reveals the highly specialized procedures and equipment this process entails. The director painstakingly details this partially automated practice, working in tandem with precise human oversight and involvement. The film explores disassembly as both constructive and deconstructive, the camera lingering on the machinery necessary for safe diffusion and disposal.