The Majority Never Has Right On Its Side
HD video, color, sound, 4:3
June 15 – July 19, 2020
(Schaufenster am Hofgarten & online)
Emanuel Almborg’s film, The Majority Never Has Right On Its Side, is about the Summerhill School in England, established in 1921 and still open. The school is known for its anti-authoritarian pedagogy built on the egalitarian principles of A.S. Neill, a socialist schoolmaster from Scotland often described as a “cynical utopian.” The film looks at the school today in relation to its “image” by using the school’s own film and video archive.
Installation view: Schaufenster, Kunstverein München, 2020. Courtesy Kunstverein München e.V. and Emanuel Almborg; photo: Sebastian Kissel.
Video stills: Emanuel Almborg, The Majority Never Has Right On Its Side, 2013. Courtesy the artist.