Video Program

Burning Symbols

Satellite Stories

Sun, Feb 5, 2012
2.30 pm
Admission: 8 €/5 €
Dellbrügge & de Moll, Video-Theorie II (1992, video, 6 min), © Dellbrügge & de Moll / VG Bild-Kunst

Video-Theorie II, Dellbrügge & de Moll, de 1992, 6 min. *
ML, Nicolas Rupcich, ch 2011, 2 min.
Carrying Pictures: A Case Study in Visual Politics, Tom Holert, de 2010, 11 min.
Burning an Effigy of Myself, Susan Bowman, uk 2011, 2 min.
Birth of a Nation, Daya Cahen, ru/nl 2010, 11 min.
All Restrictions End, Reza Haeri, ir 2009, 30 min.

* Artists present for Q+A

The films in this programme illustrate in various ways the extent to which the image has, since the advent of television, gained precedence over the written word in the flow of information. Video-Theorie II, with a text by Dieter Daniels, illustrates this situation with a certain irony. The two-minute long work ML takes the phone-camera as its theme. Carrying Pictures deals with images that are paraded around like icons during demonstrations. In contrast to this, in Burning an Effigy of Myself, the artist symbolically sets herself alight. Birth of a Nation charts, in an allusion to Griffith, the reinvention of the Russian nation through the carefully staged training of young girls at a cadet school. The film All Restrictions End in turn portrays clothing as symbolic of Iranian politics.

A project by the Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH in cooperation with Haus der Kulturen der Welt,with the support of the Kulturstiftung des Bundes