Bartana, Yael [il] loosing.ctrl
15:00 - 17:00 Theatersaal
Bartanas video and sound works address socialization and nationalization ceremonies as well as social symbols and rituals. She deals with variables existing within the social mold whereby the characters filmed in her works appear to be programmed within a monotonous set of actions which empties the ceremony/ritual of its cultural and social context. The work Tuning, features a young woman dressed in a suit saluting while in the background, the music of a national anthem is playing. The screened image is reflected twice and the young, saluting woman salutes to herself as a confirmation or self-salute or she is saluting us who are taking part in the rituals and ceremonial games.