The Optimised Self

Date: 
31.01.2015 18:00
Format: 
Screening
Location: 
HKW
Theatersaal

The programme deals with the many human body optimisations that serve both individual narcissistic needs and labour efficiency increases.

With works by Joseph Strick & Irving Lerner, Péter Dobai, Camille Verbunt, Julika Rudelius, Pawel Fabjanski, Nadav Assor, Wojciech Bąkowski.

The programme deals with the many human body optimisations that serve both individual narcissistic needs and labour efficiency increases. As early as 1949 Muscle Beach was ironically promising “a new you” through “a little meditation” and “some contemplation”...

Muscle Beach by Joseph Strick & Irving Lerner, us 1948, 9 min
Archaic Torso by Péter Dobai, hu 1971, 34 min
Spiral Meat by Camille Verbunt, nl 2010, 1 min
Forever by Julika Rudelius, nl 2006, 17 min
Dentist by Pawel Fabjanski, pl 2013, 1 min
Lessons on Leaving Your Body by Nadav Assor, us 2014, 15 min
Construction of the Day by Wojciech Bąkowski, pl 2013, 9 min
 

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