Slavoj Zizek descirbes the geographical border between the Balkan and Western Europe.
Excerpt from 'Liebe Dein Symptom wie Dich selbst'
'A MOUTH TO SUCK YOUR SAP' - Sam Austen
Peter Tscherkassky - ‘Outer Space’, 1999, ca. 10 min.
Santiago Álvarez, ‘Now!’, 1965
Santiago Álvarez (1919-98) was a maker of Pop Art - of Agit Pop Art, to be exact. His films are like posters, loud, exciting, thrilling and disturbing, but above all: clear. With him, the Cuban Revolution found a filmmaker who gave cinematic credibility to its political potential and eroticism.
Haus der Kunst: Keynote lecture: Alfredo Jaar - “It is difficult.”
Martha Rosler, ‘Semiotics of the Kitchen’
1975, 6:09 min, b&w, sound
Semiotics of the Kitchen adopts the form of a parodic cooking demonstration in which, Rosler states, “An anti-Julia Child replaces the domesticated ‘meaning’ of tools with a lexicon of rage and frustration.” In this performance-based work, a static camera is focused on a woman in a kitchen. On a counter before her are a variety of utensils, each of which she picks up, names and proceeds to demonstrate, but with gestures that depart from the normal uses of the tool. In an ironic grammatology of sound and gesture, the woman and her implements enter and transgress the familiar system of everyday kitchen meanings — the securely understood signs of domestic industry and food production erupt into anger and violence. In this alphabet of kitchen implements, states Rosler, “when the woman speaks, she names her own oppression.” — EAI