Machines in Flames (2022)

Friday, 7 October

Machines in Flames (2022)

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"A secret history of self-destruction by following the footsteps of a clandestine group of French computer workers from the 1980s"

Machines in Flames is a cinematic search for the elusive group CLODO, who bombed computer companies in 1980s Toulouse, France. Journeying through the cybernetic nodes of military, industrial, and socialist development, the film exposes how recording devices fail to collect the ashes of history. The film combines archival traces, a viral desktop choreography, and paranoid footage of nocturnal stakeouts into a philosophical investigation of self-combustion.

The film is the debut work of the Destructionist International, and the first in a series of films on the appetite for abolition in ultra-leftism. It was first distributed through a network of self-erasing USB data sticks dropped outside corporate campuses.


France | 2022 | 50 min | English

doors open at 20:00, film starts at 20:30

This film is also screened a week later on Sunday, 16 October at Joe's Garage.

Date & Time: 

Friday, 7 October, 2022 - 20:30 to 23:00


  • discussion/presentation
  • film


  • Machines in Flames


  • free




Entrance through the garden, up stairs behind the Buddha. If stairs are a problem there is a properly accessible door (and WC) from the other side, but you'll probably need to contact folks to open it.

A chaostreff in Amsterdam.

A Chaostreffen[1] is a meet-up for people who feel somehow connected to the Chaos Computer Club[2].

The Chaos Computer Club is a large european association of hackers.


  • course/workshop / meeting / work space/diy

opening times: 

Every other thursday from 19:30 (7.30pm)