Image as gesture: notes on Aernout Mik’s Communitas and the modern political film

Walking through Aernout Mik’s exhibition Communitas, dwelling in the encounter with the people and situations in front of and on the screens, one is struck by the cinematic and political qualities of the gestures in these powerful video installations. In this article some film-philosophical reflections on the silent performative force of the image as gesture and as politics will be explored.

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A Metonymic Community. Towards Poetics Of Contingency

In his 2001 book with the programmatic title Community: Seeking Safety in an Insecure World, Zygmunt Bauman sketches in an almost stereotypical way a concept of community, one that not only seems to be far away, sunken into history, but that, for all that we know, might never actually have existed: a community that is […]

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Das Scheitern des Zeugnis-Ablegens – eine Analyse des Films ŚWIEŻE WIŚNIE

Im APPENDIX (2010), der als Ergänzung zum Film ŚWIEŻE WIŚNIE entstand, spricht die Schauspielerin Klara Bielawka darüber, welche Wirkung das ehemalige Lager in Falstad auf sie hat: «Ich bin zum ersten Mal in einem Konzentrationslager, aber das macht keinen Eindruck auf mich.» Was sich einst an diesem Ort ereignet hat, ist für Klara nicht erfahrbar, […]

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