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Zehn Transistorradios sind auf einem Sockel aufgebaut und verbreiten Audiofragmente aus politischen Reden. Die Redner sagen, dass sie sich für ihre Ideale ihres Landes opfern wollen. Jedes Radio ist mit einem CD-Player verbunden und fungiert als Lautsprecher. Der Gesamteffekt ist eine Klanglandschaft, in der das Volumen intermittierend ansteigt und abnimmt. Die Audio-Fragmente aus Dokumentarfilmen verweisen auf die Theatraliken des Martyriums als Versuch die eigene Identität von der Außenwelt zu retten.

De Palastijnen, Johan van der Keuken, 1995
La Bataglia di Algeri, Gillo Ponecorvo, 1965
Slegs vir Blankes, Vrijheidsjournaal, Granada T.V., 1986
Choice of the Heart, Joseph Sargent, 1983
Cuban Missile Crisis, Timewatch Special, BBC, 1992
Videogramme einer Revolution, Harun Farocki, Andrei Ujica, 1992
Suriname weer een Kolonie?, Vesuvius, Ikon T.V., 1993
The Africans. New Conflicts, Ali Mazrui, BBC, 1986
Nostalghia, Andrej Tarkovskij, 1983
Malcom X, James Earl Jones, 1996
Martin Luther King. An Amazing Grace, Black History Series, 1993
Gandhi. His Triumph Changed the World Forever, Richard Attenborough, 1982

Diese Installation würde gezeigt in
Zeit zu handeln!, Kunsthalle Krems, 2011
On Joy, Sadness and Desire, SMART project space, Amsterdam, 2009
Collective Unconsciousness, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zürich, 2002
Heimat Kunst, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, 2000


Audio Fragmente

„Eternal honor for our death, these martyrs said no to the enemy that want to occupy our country.“
Johan van der Keuken, De Palastijnen, 1995

„National Liberation Front (FLN), Communique, # 1. Citizens of Algeria, our fight is against colonialism. The aim is independence and restoration of the Algerian State based on Muslim principles and respect for fundamental rights regardless of race or religion. In order to avoid bloodshed, we still propose to the French, fair talks leading to recognition of our right of self-government. Algerians, it is your duty to restore your country’s freedom, you will win.“
Gillo Ponecorvo, La Bataille d’Algiers, 1962

„If you’re have to defend yourself you’re going to do it. There’s not one of us that won’t shoot. Honestly, we have to cope with it and we will do it in our own way, and will go on living in this country as we used to living here and enjoy the life in this country as we’ve done in the past.“
„The thing is, our forefathers fought for this country and we will do as well.“
Slegs vir Blankes, Vrijheidsjournaal, Granada T.V. 1986

„I have thought about leaving often. I’m not up for suicide, I love life and I have a lot to live for. And I don’t want to die. But I don’t want to choose between my life and theirs. Okay, so the reasonable thing to do is to get out of there while I still can. But for those little children, who would be there to take care of them. Whose heart could be so stoic as to do the reasonable thing when you’re faced with their tears and their loneliness. Not mine, dear friends, not mine.“
„As a shepherd, I am obliged by divine law, to give my life for those I love, for the entire Salvadorian people, including those who threaten to assassinate me. I give my blood to god for justice and the resurrection of El Salvador.“
Joseph Sargent, Choice of the Heart, 1975

„Will we give up? NO!
Reject the revolution? NO!
Renounce socialism? NO!
Surrender? NO!
We have to declare above everything, we are Marxist-Leninist.
We shall win. Our country or death! We shall overcome.“
Cuban Missile Crisis, BBC, Timewatchspecial, 1992

„I want to say something. My name is Marcau, Rodica. I am from Konsum, Temesvar. I was defending our cause on Sunday. On the way home, Securitate shot at us. Some were arrested, beaten and tortured. Slapped in the face with a rifle butt. I am confined to my bed, but in the name of Konsum I sympathize with the youngsters from Temesvar, those from Bukarest and from the whole country, in favor of the big Revolution. We want to have a better life, that young people can be free, that we have bread. We want to be happy. We don’t want to live under dictatorship anymore. We want Ceaucescu to be convicted, here in Banet. We will join the people on the square of the opera, so that they get stronger, and will be able to carry on. We don’t want Securitate! Weapons should be destroyed. Let us commemorate the 4000 people killed. We want our deceased to be identified.“
Haroun Farocki & Abdei Ujica, Revolution Rumanien;
Videogramme einer Revolution, 1992

„Everybody thinks; we cannot do it. That’s why they all leave. So we need to have honest leaders, that can give us good schools. Because we can do it ourselves and we’re going to do it too.“
„Well, what’s going wrong here… Everything! government, police, corruption. Nothing goes well in Surinam, and that’s why a lot of people have to leave. But I think they should stay and help to build up Surinam.“
Suriname weer een Kolonie?, Vesuvius, Ikon T.V.1993

„Mister Mayor, I call you as such, even though you were not elected by us, and have no mandate to stand on this platform. You speak of democracy. You say, we must do this, we must do that. But who is this ‚we‘ you are talking about? ëWeí have no money for rent, we do not earn enough to support our families. Many of us are out of work. There is a shortage of jobs. Whereas you, Mr. Mayor, have a high-paid job, many businesses, houses, cars. So maybe for you Apartheid is comfortable, but it is at our expenses. And we are sick and tired of carrying you at our backs. What we are saying is this, you must be a accomplice to the people or you’ll die.“
Ali Mazrui, The Africans, New Conflicts, BBC, 1986

„I can’t live simultaneously in my head and in my body, that’s why I can’t be just one person. I can feel myself countless things at once. There are no great masters left, that’s the real evil of our time. Our heart’s path is covered in shadow, we must listen to the voices that seem useless. Into brains full of sewage pipes, of school walls tarmac and welfare papers… the buzzing of insects must enter. We must all fill our eyes and ears with things that are the beginning of a great dream. Someone must shout that we’ll build the pyramids. It doesn’t matter if we don’t. We must fuel that wish. We must stretch the corners of the soul like an endless sheet. If you want the world to go forward we must hold hands, we must mix the so-called healthy with the so- called sick. You healthy ones! What does your health mean? The eyes of all mankind are looking at the pit into which we are all plunging. Freedom is useless if you don’t have the courage to look us in the eye, to eat, drink and sleep with us! It’s the so called healthy who have brought the world to the verge of ruin. Listen, man! If you, water, fire and then ashes. And the bone in the ashes. The bones and the ashes. Where am I when I’m not in the real world and not in my imagination? Here’s my new pact with the world: It must be sunny in winter and snowy in August. Great things end, small things endure. Society must become united , instead of being fragmented. Just look at nature and you’ll see that life is simple, that we must go back to where we were, to the point where you took the wrong turning. We must go back to the main foundations of life without dirtying the water. What kind of world is this if a madman has to tell you to be ashamed of yourself. The air is that light thing that moves around your head and becomes clearer when you laugh.“
Andrej Tarkowsky, Nostalgia, 1983

„Brothers and sisters. I’m here to tell you that I charge the white man. I charge the white man for being the greatest murder on this earth. For being the greatest kidnapper on this earth. There’s no place in this world that that man can go and saying he created peace and arm. Everywhere he’s going he created unhappiness. Everywhere he’s going he created destruction. So I charge the white man, I charge the white man for being the greatest murder on this earth, the greatest kidnapper on this earth, I charge the white man for being the greatest robber and enslaver on this earth the greatest swine-eater on this earth. He cannot deny the charges, you cannot deny the charges. We’re the living proof of these charges. You and I are the proof. You are not an American, you’re the victim of America. You didn’t have a choice coming over here. He didn’t say; black man, black woman, come here, help me build up America. He said, nigger, get down in the bottom of that boat and I’m taking you over there, to help me build America. Ain’t going over there doesn’t make you an American. You’re one of the 22 million black people that are the victim of America. You and I, we’ve never seen any democracy. We’ve never seen any democracy on the cotton fields in Georgia, there’s no democracy down there. We’ve never seen any democracy on the streets of Harlem and the streets of Brooklyn and the streets of Detroit and Chicago, there’s no democracy down there. We’ve never seen any democracy, all we’ve seen is hypocrisy.“
James Earl Jones, Malcolm X, 1996

„We are ready to demand jobs and income. We’re tired of working full time jobs for part-time income. We’re tired of living in run down, dilapidated, red infested sheds and slums. We’re tired of our children having to attend overcrowded, inferior schools. We’re tired of our man not being able to be man, because they can’t find work.“
Martin Luther King, An Amazing Grace, Black History Series, 1993

„England is powerful, with its army, its navy and its modern weapons. But when a great power like that strikes defenseless people, it shows its brutality, its own weakness. Especially when those people do not strike back.“
Richard Attenborough, Gandhi. His Triumph Changed the World Forever, 1992