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Colin Campbell, production still from the video Shango Botanica, 1977. Courtesy of Vtape, Toronto.
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07 September–26 November 2022
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28 November, 2015
Curated by: Jonathan Middleton
Pursuit, Plunder and Fleece
Please join the Or Gallery Berlin for the first of a series of one-day video installations over the course of November-December 2015.
Robert Arndt’s short film ‘Pursuit, Plunder and Fleece’ tells the story of loss, sentimental attachments, greed, betrayal, stealing, hi-jacking, love, hope, desire, bewilderment and finally acceptance. Utilizing court documented testimonials about stolen objects Arndt wrote a script that reveals some of the multifaceted consequences of capitalism. These effects not only perpetuate a system of consumption but have opened up an underground economy counter current to the established market economy. Appropriating the style used in commercial advertising, the film presents the way in which objects are unveiled as merchandise and how they fill a new new role as stand-ins – documented “artifacts” stripped of their original use or/and value.
In Kooperation mit der Botschaft von Kanada/In collaboration with the Embassy of Canada.