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Nedfall: Marxism Today (prologue) og Use! Value! Exchange!

Marxism TodayTittel: Marxism Today / Use! Valvue! Exchange!
Originaltittel: Marxism Today / Use! Valvue! Exchange!
Manus: Phil Collins
Produksjonsår: 2010
Spilletid: 51 min.
Visningsformat: DVD

Nedfall: Marxism Today (prologue) og Use! Value! Exchange!

Phil Collins’ short film marxism today (prologue) is shown together with the companion video, use! value! exchange! (2010), which together explore through archive footage and contemporary interviews what became of Marxist Leninist teachers’ expertise after the fall of the Berlin wall in 1989.

marxism today (prologue) first shown at the 6th Berlin Biennale, focuses in on the subjective experiences of three female ex-teachers after the fall of Berlin Wall in 1989. The film mixes contemporary interviews alongside archive material in which snapshots of life in the old GDR. How the lessons of Marxist-Leninist ideology were constructed and what forms of ideological imprint were part of structuring them, is seen both from instructional pedagogical films and personal recollections from the teachers. The teachers also talk about how they related to teaching in a society of state socialism that so heavily relied on the continual announcement of its ideology also through pedagogical means.

use! value! exchange! (2010) revisits key concepts in the toolkit of Marxist economic analysis. One of the teachers from marxism today (prologue) was asked to teach a lesson in Marxist economy to students of today as she would have taught it before 1989. The film follows the logic of a lesson, and in consequence the viewer will literally take a lesson in Marxist economy during the film.

The two films investigate what happens to you, the single person, «In the tides of history, when the waves comes in, and goes back out again, and you are left somehow on the sand» where do you turn and what becomes of you. When the expertise of Marxist-Leninist teachers of Eastern Germany devoured after the unification in 1989, what happens then to that kind of knowledge?

Nedfall er en serie arrangementer på Landmark, Bergen Kunsthall, som fokuserer på video og film innenfor samtidskunsten. Nedfall vil inneholde videovisninger, presentasjoner og foredrag av aktuelle videokunstnere. Opprinnelig er Nedfall tittelen på en kortfilm av Erik Borge fra 1964, som av mange blir regnet som den første frie kunstneriske filmen i Norge. Den banet veien for en periode med eksperimentering innen ny norsk film som representerte et brudd med etablerte holdninger og verdier. Nedfall er kuratert av Ingrid Erstad og Åse Løvgren og arrangeres i samarbeid mellom Bergen Kunsthall og Bergen filmklubb. På programmet for våren 2012 står blant annet Anton Vidokle New York Conversations og Duncan Higgins Unloud. Begge disse kunstnerne vil selv introdusere sine verk.

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