The video OBSESSION reflects on emancipative politics and the possibility of a production of radical knowledge that is opposing the new and old colonial context of capitalism. The video is based on knowledge and resistance developed on thoughts and ideas by Walter Mignolo, Argentinean, based in USA, Sefik Tatlic, theoretician from Sarajevo, Ana Vujanovic, theoretician from Belgrade, Badiou, French theoretician and his critique of anti-Semitism in Europe and the possibility to think about the signifier “Jew” for a new politics of Europe. The video constructs a conceptual genealogy of video art and its experimental history in the East of Europe that is to be done due to changes in video digital production and reworked critical art history vocabularies.
OBSEDENOST, mini DV, 16.10 min, colour, produced by Grzinic and Smid in
collaboration with CCC/CrossCommunityCreation Institute, Ljubljana and The
Institut de Cultura de Barcelona, 2008.
Original title: OBSEDENOST
Title in English: OBSESSION
Written and directed by: Marina Grzinic, Aina Smid
Text in the video written by Marina Grzinic
PERFORMER: Barbara Kukovec
Video done in collaboration with Zvonka Simcic
Camera, Editing and Animation: Zvonka Simcic
Music selection and sound effects: Grzinic and Smid
Spoken languages: Slovenian
Subtitled version: English