(her) vision must be protected
An American in Athens. A Persian demon. A German faggot. The Libyan sibyl. The names of plants and flowers, innumerable, repeated. A secret, a riddle, an oracle. I want to be left alone, and yet the men come and go, a new one each day. Burial mounds. The gay plague. The oleander, the palm. A papyrus reed, a walking stick, an arduous journey. Seeds of knowledge sown,
carte blanche (white marble mistakes)
Tracing lineages of the white marble sculpture from antiquity to the renaissance, we observe white marble’s influence on representations of whiteness, idealized (white, male) bodies, as well as the facilitation of contemporary white supremacist thought. We navigate questions surrounding bodies which sit heroicized in collective consciousness – youthful, heteronormative, cisgender, white – and individual bodies with their capabilities, limitations, sensualities etc. shaped and determined by the subject.
Juddering Reflexes: Stories of Ruined Part-Objects
The stakes of fascist positions that position themselves on a cultural and aesthetic terrain are increasingly spelled out in terms of liberation, “taking back control,” and transcendence or transgression of the status quo. Though these representations have evident historical roots that divide their proponents as well as their critics, they are also positioned as uniquely contemporary in their emphasis on restoring a politics of self-realisation argued to have been forsaken by the “authoritarian left,” as well as the tendency to indulge in fantasies of universal reason that have more to do with capitalist eugenics and neo-reactionary data science than the fetishized Enlightenment public sphere.
Mitschnitt von Maurice Loucas Konzert anlässlich der Eröffnung des Deutschen Pavillons, mit der Band Elephantine / Recording of Maurice Louca’s concert on the occasion of the opening of the German Pavilion with the band Elephantine
Neue Tracks von / New tracks from DJ Marfox
Der Musiker und Komponist Maurice Louca ist einer der produktivsten und experimentierfreudigsten Protagonisten der aufstrebenden Kunstszene Ägyptens. Freie Improvisation, Cosmic Jazz, tranceartige traditionelle Musik,
Radiofassung der Klanginstallation im Deutschen Pavillon / Radio version of the sound installation at the German Pavilion
Metakomposition / Meta-composition: Natascha Süder Happelmann
Kompositionen / Musical contributions: Jessica Ekomane, Maurice Louca, DJ Marfox, Jako Maron, Tisha Mukarji, Elnaz Seyedi
Ton / Sound: Martin Eichberg, Nicholas Bussmann
Produktion / Produced by: Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen / Deutschlandfunk Kultur 2019