BEATE GEISSLER & OLIVER SANN VIDEONALE.11
FUCK THE WAR
DATE 2006 LENGTH 3:56 min FORMAT 16:9
SPECIFICATIONS colour, sound, single channel
FUCK THE WAR by Beate Geissler & Oliver Sann affects me because arbitrary, uncontrolled violence unsettles me, and these pictures make one think about what else could happen. What if the children were to beat not the washing machine, but one another with the iron rods? To me, these pictures show how fragile our life together is.
But for Oliver Sann and Beate Geissler I would probably never come to know Videonale. That by itself is the reason why I have, as a sign of my gratitude, chosen their wonderful, unsettling work FUCK THE WAR. Ten years ago they introduced me to Georg Elben, at that time the director of Videonale, and I suggested he could supplement the catalogue with a DVD of selected works from the exhibition. I carried out this project for him, remained with the Videonale, and have in the meantime become a member of the board.