Queer 2 Peer Cine Club
came into being in 2009 in Amsterdam, on the initiative of Marc Roig Blesa and Rogier Delfos. The duo investigates representations of work, everyday life, forms of dissent and non-professional documentary practices. Its initial point of reference was the Worker Photography Movement, a group of associations of amateur photographers that appeared in Germany in the 1920s, following in the steps of the first socialist photography experiments in the USSR which then expanded to the rest of Europe, the United States, and Japan. The collective takes interest in methodologies based on self-representation, self-publishing, image analysis, and collective learning processes. Each edition of Werker addresses a specific issue that has occurred in historical or contemporary times within the domain of labour. Werker operates using context, exploring different forms and strategies of interaction with a variety of audiences, such as fine arts academies members, museum visitors, neighbourhood dwellers, Internet users, etc.
- Some of the venues where Werker Collective has developed and/or presented their work are: FOAM (Amsterdam, the Netherlands) / FRAC PACA (Marseille, France) / Winterthur Fotomuseum (Switzerland) (Parallel events Manifesta 11) / Bunkier Sztuki (Krakow Photomonth) (Krakow, Poland) / La Capella (Barcelona, Spain) / TENT (Rotterdam, the Netherlands) / Fondazione MAST (Bologna, Italy) / CA2M (Móstoles, Spain) / Galería La Moderna (Collateral program XII Havana Biennial) (Havana, Cuba) / Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam, the Netherlands) / The Showroom (London, UK) / Leo Xu Projects (Shanghai, China) / Kiosko Galería (Santa Cruz, Bolivia) / García Galería (Madrid, Spain) / 1st of May Public Library (Moscow, Russia) / Tate Modern (London, UK) / Casco. Office for Art, Design and Theory (Utrecht, the Netherlands) / Ellen de Bruijne Projects (Amsterdam, the Netherlands) / Matadero (PhotoEspaña) (Madrid, Spain) / Stedelijk Museum Bureau (Amsterdam, the Netherlands) / La Virreina Centre de la Imatge (Barcelona, Spain).