sound / body / labor
Over the years, Ultra-red members have worked with a variety of labor organizations - trade union and autonomous. The direct involvement by Ultra-red members in specific labor campaigns compelled the group to initiate the "Social Factory" series (1997 - present). This series of actions was designed to 1) re-evaluate our own theory and practice around organizing for working class power and, 2) excavate the silence around material conditions in the formalist austerity of much electronic music. Performances to emerge from this project include Ultra-red's April 1997 appearance with Alec Empire at Public Space in West Hollywood, Steirischer Herbst 99 in Graz, Austria, Casa Serralves in Porto, Portugal and Sonar 2001 in Barcelona, Spain.