Author Archives for Modem

Exile Exotic

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Two decades after the fall of the Iron Curtain, many of the former communist countries are taking architectural measures meant...

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Above the Weather

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In Reza Negarestani’s Cyclonopedia: Complicity With Anonymous Materials (2008), the members of the Naphtanese cult believe that fossil fuels represent...

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Wish Lament

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In her eight-part video series entitled Lament I-VIII (2013), Anca Munteanu Rimnic plays with the rituals of Romanian traditional funerals,...

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Miss Piranda

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The protagonist of the film, Cristina Pucean, is a double champion of Miss Piranda, a famous Roma beauty and dance...

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Body Experience Knowledge

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Ioana Cojocariu’s Body – Experience – Knowledge (2013) holds three learning experiences: Lesson #1: “Look to the side, but never...

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Reliable Relationships

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The title of Barbora Kleinhamplová’s work Reliable Relationships (2014) is inspired by an NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) training advertisement. NLP is...

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Film Postale

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Film Postale (2013) draws three portraits shot in the memorial houses of important historical figures for the Art and History...

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The Cabbage Process

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“Don’t forget you are an artist! Do not lose your heart, do not be afraid of anything! You will prevail....

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Non-Consensual Act

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In 2012, Goshka Macuga became familiar with the Afghan Film Archive in Kabul. After she learned about their precarious and...

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Porn Video

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Porn Video (2004) finds Anetta Mona Chișa and Lucia Tkáčová engaged in a simulated sexual act. Sleazy moans, hair pulling,...

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Forbidden Love

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In 1978, contemporary performance artist avant la lettre, Andy Kaufman, joins the reality show “The Dating Game” in which three...

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