Eine Vortragsreihe der Vertiefung Theorie in Zusammenarbeit mit der Zürcher Hochschule der Künste
Mittwoch, 11. Januar 2012, 19 Uhr
Marcelo Expósito (Barcelona/Buenos Aires)
Not reconciled (nobody knows what a body is capable of)
Marcelo Expósito is an artist based in Barcelona and Buenos Aires. His work comprises video and film making, activist art and radical imagination, editorial and theoretical production. He will show and discuss parts of his new film «Not reconciled (nobody knows what a body is capable of)». Filmed in Argentina, «Not reconciled (nobody knows what a body is capable of)» is a free adaptation of the drama Hamletmachine by the German playwright Heiner Müller, which was staged in Buenos Aires by the group El Periférico de Objetos in the second half of the nineties. The film runs through several historical moments at which tools derived from the tradition of the aesthetic avant-gardes were put at the service of the social movement, in the Argentinean context, and pauses to look at experiences like the «siluetazo» in the eighties, and the participation of political art collectives in the new Human Rights movements, and in the practice of the «escraches» (the public actions that locate and publicly denounce unpunished collaborators with the massacre perpetrated by the last civil-military dictatorship in Argentina), which the movement H.I.J.O.S. (Sons and Daughters [of Disappeared Detainees] for Identity and Justice, against Oblivion and Silence) began to carry out in the mid-nineties.
Vortrag in englischer Sprache.