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<nettime-ann> June 7: A Trilogy of Interactive Real-Time Performances@upgrade!zagreb

Friday, June 7, 2013, 7 PM
Booksa, Martićeva 14d, Zagreb
Hommage an Hans Richter#WB: quoting Walter BenjaminHommage an Hans Richter
In the years 2010-2012, Alexandra Reill developed a trilogy of interactive media performances reflecting the contemporary relevance of Walter Benjamin, Hans Richter and Bertolt Brecht in an information age digitizing itself in manifold ways and at the same time struggling with turbulent economic difficulties. Now kanonmedia is invited by upgrade!zagreb to stage a media lecture on the interactive mechanisms and the dramaturgical structures of the trilogy:

#WB: quoting Walter Benjamin
An analogue-digital reading
A print compilation and real-time performance reflecting the contemporary relevance of the media theorist and philosopher Walter Benjamin. The structure of facebook as a social networking tool and magazine with decentralized notes,essays and media publications, in a mixture of private and public statements coming from all kinds of content fields, enhanced the concept of short daily updating and interactive communication to collectively create an associative publication on life and oeuvre of Walter Benjamin.
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Tribute to Hans Richter
A participative audiovisual enactment
on contemporary issues of the artistic sovereign
Oscillating between the conscious creation of fiction and unconscious narration, improvised performance and collective artistic action; reflecting the role of the artist as so-called professional and that as a political sovereign; exploring aesthetic deepening and social action, the interactive audiovisual enactment Tribute to Hans Richter is an appreciation of the aesthetic work and the political attitude of the Dadaist and early experimental filmmaker Hans Richter. In a common experience with the audience, it reviews the Dadaist approaches developed in the beginnings of film history in terms of their contemporary relevance for Expanded Cinema in the second decade of the 21st Century.
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Blessed Simonida from the Brilliant Grounds
An audiovisual enactment on contemporary issues of the political sovereign referring to Brecht
Simonida is a Romni who works and lives at Hotel am Brillantengrund, the name of the hotel describing its location in a quarter of Vienna which once was the most wealthy industrial quarter of the city. Simonida enjoyed thorough education but to make a living she works as a waitress but knows poverty very well. She is aware of the plight of those who struggle for daily bread, but she is convinced that people – however they want to live or however they can make a living - deserve a life of prosperity and recognition. She tirelessly fights for the rights of the disenfranchised, but her battle is getting tougher in a capitalism being as shattered as ruthless. Simonida is stretched to her limits. Does this struggle make sense at all?
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Photo Sources:
Left: video still frame out of Blessed Simonida of the Brilliant Ground, photo: Sascha Osaka, 2012.
Center: Warren Rosenzweig reading out of #WB: quoting Walter Benjamin, photo: Lisa Sperber, 2010.
Right: video-interactive ipad in Tribute to Hans Richter, photo: Sascha Osaka, 2012.
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