The Discourse of The Drinkers
Video Installation / Artist Book
in collaboration with The Housewives of Neukölln, The Club and visitors at Rote Rose Berlin.
“The serious aspects of class culture are of cial and authoritarian; they are combined with violence, prohibitions, limitations, and always contain an element of fear and of intimidation...Laughter, on the other hand, overcomes fear, for it knows no inhibitions, no limitations.” Bakhtin
The fillm is exploring the political and social potential of the body, its capacity of overturning our habitual course and to change the order of things (through performance, gestures, dance, laughter). Filmed in different bars/clubs in Berlin, it will move between documentation, ction, observation and interview. I am here focusing on the bar/club as an alternative social space, a political space, a place for unexpected meetings and situations. The fillm is interested in political acts of transgression (identities, bounderies, borders) and in queer and collective bodies and images that seek to challenge normality. By referring to the term Carnivalesque, coined by the Russian philosopher Mikhail Bakhtin, the lm embraces a mode that subverts and liberates the assumptions of the dominant style or atmosphere through humor and chaos, a world upside-down, where ideas and truths are endlessly tested and contested. Through this, the lm aspires to question dominant normative power relations, as well as exploring the body ́s potential of overturning the estab- lished order.
THE DISCOURSE OF THE DRINKES Film:
2021 Between: dispari, Kunstverein München e.V.
2019 Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof, Hamburg (solo)
2019 Unklarheit ist die neue Gewissheit, Unentschiedenheit das neue Urteil, Spike Art, Berlin 2018 Videoart at Midnight Festival
2018 Mess with our Values, N.B.K, Berlin, Germany
2018 Transitions and Transformations, RIA research Week, RIA Stockholm
2017 Friends With Books, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany