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Guillermo De Angelis Rahman Hak-Hagir Michal Janowski Marie Thams OCT 15


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RAHMAN HAK-HAGIR GUILLERMO DE ANGELIS MARIE THAMS MICHAL JANOWSKI


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R a h ma nH a k H a g i r I ta l wa y swa st hepr i v i l egeofc omedi a ns t oi l l umi na t et hek i nga ndhi sc our tby c l uesa ndmes s a gesc a mou a gedbehi nd s y mbol s . Myc onc ept ua l perf or ma t i v e wor kc ont r i but est oa l l t hes ea nony mous j es t er swhos er v eds oc i a l ev ol ut i ona nd huma nc ohes i ona c r os shi s t or y .


R a h ma nH a k H a g i r T aki ngal ongs hotofde ni t i onasoneappr oac hest hewor ksof RahmanHakHagi r( bas edi nVi enna, Aus t r i a)one ndsi tdi ffic ul t t odi ffer ent i at ehi m bet weenar t i s tand/ orac t i vi s t . He ’ sde ni t el y t r uet ohi spr oj ec t sandout mos thos t i l et oi ndi ffer enc e. Awar r i or wi t har tashi sweapon. Whi l ehi spr oj ec t sa r es enc or edi n Butnotonl ya boutt hei ndi v i dua l a ndt he a t e , a smuc ha boutourc l os es ts oc i a l env i s oc i a l medi a s , Ra hma n’ si nt er es ti n st r onmentl i k ef a mi l y , f r i endsa ndpa r t ner s . I t s t hec on i c t i ngpr i or i t i esbet weeni n- t her ewher ehuma nc ohes i ons t a r t sa l r ea dy . di v i dua l a nds oc i a l env i r onmenti s Sot oa ns wery ourques t i oni nj us tones enenc e; I woul ds a yi t sa l l a bouts el fr eec t i on i nc r ea s i ng. Pl a y i ngwi t hour( s el f ) t a nda na na l y t i cv i ewoni t . a wa r enes swi t hi nt heha bi t s , t houghta ndpr ex edopi ni ons , s o Vi ewi ngoneofyourpr oj ec t s , i nt ens eand s l i ght l ypr ovoc at i ve, onec an’ tex c l udet he deepl ynour i s hedbyc ul t ur ea nd f eel i ngt hatyou’ r et r yi ngt ogui det he her i t a ge . s pec t at oront oac er t ai npat hofemot i on,

ques t i oni ngol dt r adi t i onsandc ul t ur al Y ourwor ki spr ovoki ngar e ec t i onupont he her i t age. Woul doneofyourmodel sf or i ndi vi dual i nc ont r as t , ors houl dI s ayc ont ext , pos s i bl es ol ut i onsbet hatofc ul t i vat i ng t ot heanonymouss t at e. Whats or tofdi at hes el fawar enes si nor dert opr event l oguear eyout r yi ngt ol aunc hwi t hi nyourau- bi as ? di enc e?wi t hi nt hewor l d? Vi r t ua l l yy es . Andofc our s eI a m per s ua s i v e . RH: Gus t a vKl i mts a i da r ti sal i nea r oundour Oneoft hebes tt hi ngsa boutemot i onsi st ha t t hought s . I t r yt ol oc a t ea ndi nv es t i ga t e wea l l a gr eeont hem. I t hi nkt her ei snota c ommonc onnec t i onpoi nt sa nddr a ws uc hl i nes .s i ngl eper s onont hi spl a nett ha twoul dn' t Wha tI a m doi ngi st oi nv i t emya udi enc et oj oi n l i k et ol i v eonabet t erpl a neta nda r tha d mei nt a k i ngal ookbehi ndt hec ur t a i nsofe x i s t - a l wa y ss er v eda sa ne x ha us t l es ss our c eofi nenc ea ndhuma nbeha v i or ,a ndt oma y bebene- s pi r a t i onora sat ool ofma ni pul a t i ont ot ha t tf r om anewmul t i per s pec t i v el yhol i s t i ca wa r e ma t t er . nes sof” s el f ” a nds oc i et y . S owhyt her ei ss t i l l s omuc hc r a pgoi ngon? Ofc our s eI a mf oc us s i ngonr epea t i nga ndc on- Andwhok eepss t a r t i ngi t ?WhenI wa sy oung t empor a r yc on i c t i ngpr i or i t i est owor kondr a f t t her ewa snoi nt er neta ndE ur opewa sdi v i dmodel sf orpos s i bl es ol ut i ons . edbyai r onc ur t a i n.


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R a h ma nH a k H a g i r Ouronl ydef ens eagai ns tbei ngkepti nphi l os ophi c al s t as i si st o s el fi nv es t i gat eandr e ec tour s el ft ol ear nabouthowwer eac tas i ndi vi dual sonc er t ai nl ev el sofhumanbeha vi orandt ogai nki ndof anet hi c al l yi mmuni t yagai ns tc ul t ur al andpol i t i c al i ndoc t r i nat i on Ont el ev i s i ony ouc oul dwa t c ha mer i c a na nd Rus s i a nmi l i t a r ypa r a desi nt hei rc a pi t a l s , s howc a s i ngt hei rnuc l ea rwa r hea ds . Chi nes epeopl e ha dbeens t r a ngec ommuni s t st oo. Anda l l y ou k newa boutChi nes ea ndRus s i a npeopl ewa s wha tot herpeopl ewhowher ea i mi ngwi t hnuc l ea rwa r hea dsa tt hem, t ol dy oua bout . Butt oda yy ougotChua na ndZhua sf r i endson F a c ebooka ndt heRus s i a nwhoj us tboughtt he whol ea pa r t mentc ompl e xwher ey oua r el i v i ng i nt ur nedouta sani c eguyt oo. Bes i det hi snot hi ngmuc hha sc ha nged. „ We“a r et hegoodguy s . Andwhoev erdi s a gr eeswi t h„ us “-i s n´ t . Butwhoi st hi s „ We“ ?Andwha ti st hi s „ us “ ? Ofc our s eI a m Aus t r i a n. ButI don’ ti dent i f y my s el fwi t ht hos e35%r i ghtpol i t i c a l pa r t y v ot er s . Notev er ya mer i c a ns uppor t sev er ys hi t a boutt he„ wa ront er r or “a ndnotev er yRus s i a n woul dha v eha da r r es t edPus s yRi ot . I ha dbeenl uc k yt ogr owupwi t ht woc ul t ur a l her i t a geswhi c hgi f t edmewi t has pec i a l s k i l l t ha tI c a l l „ t hes wi t c h“ . I tof t endr i v esmyf r i ends c r a z yi ndi s c us s i onswhenI s uddenl ys wi t c hf r om onec ul t ur a l v i ewpoi nti nt oa not hera ndc ont i nuea r gui ngf r om a not herphi l os ophi c a l di r ec t i on. Butt hi sma k esc ommuni c a t i onv er yi nt er es t i ng a ndl ea dst or epr oduc t i v ei ndi c a t i ons .

Notbec a us et hepl oti ss ogr ea t . I nf a c ti t s pr et t ybor i ng. Y ouc a nk eepi tony ourt oi l et , a sI doa ndr ea di tt her e . F r equent l y . Ni c c ol ò Ma c hi a v el l i wa sa nI t a l i a nRena i s s a nc ehi s t or i a n, pol i t i c i a n, di pl oma t , phi l os ophera nd wr i t era nds er v edf orma nyy ea r sas eni orof c i a l i nt heF l or ent i neRepubl i c , wi t hr es pons i bi l i t i esi ndi pl oma t i ca ffa i r s . WhenI s t a r t edr ea di ngI bec a mer ea l l yups et a thi m. I mea nt heguyc er t a i nl ywa s n' tt he t y peofper s onI woul dgoonac offeet oget her . Rea di ngt hebooki sl i k el i s t eni ngt oac onv er s a t i onoft her ul er soft hewor l da ndt hei r a dv i s or s . Andi t sa l l a bouthowt or ema i ni n powera ndhowt ok eepus-t he„ ma s s es “pa s s i v e . E v enpubl i s hedi n1513hi s t or ya l wa y sr epea t sa ndc er t a i nv er yba s i cmec ha ni s ms s t ea dyr ema i nt hes a me . Butt hemor et i meI s pentwi t ht hePr i nc i pl eI l ea r neda souronl ydef ens ea ga i ns tbei ng k epti nphi l os ophi c a l s t a s i sweha v et os el fi nv es t i ga t ea ndr eec tour s el ft ol ea r na bout howwer ea c ta si ndi v i dua l sonc er t a i nl ev el s ofhuma nbeha v i ora ndt oga i nk i ndofaet hi c a l l yi mmuni t ya ga i ns tc ul t ur a l a ndpol i t i c a l i ndoc t r i na t i on.

Butwes i mpl yha v et or ea l i z et ha tpeopl e I f oundoutt ha tmos tofuspeopl eba s i c a l l y oba bl ypr ef erdi ffer entl i t er a t ur eont hei r „ a gr ee“a ndt ha tmos toft hepol i t i c a l a ndma y be pr t oi l et s . S ol et st ea c ht hem„ t hes wi t c h“ . ec ol ogi c a l pr obl emst ha twef a c ei nourt i mes c hi woul d´ te x i s ta ny mor e , i fev er y oner ea dsMa a v el l i ´ sI l Pr i nc i pe .


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I nmywor kI t r yt ooffendnoone . Offendi ngs omeonei sav er yba dwa yt os t a r ta c onv er s a t i on. ore x a mpl et he„ gr a s swomen“-howpeopl ec a l l F t hem -orP AL MHOUS E . Whenweha da not her s hoot i ngwi t ht heBur qai nMi l a na tVi a l eBl i gny 42, s ur r oundedbyAr a ba ndmus l i mi mmi gr a nt s whowher ewa t c hi ngus , t her eoc c ur r edas hor t t ens es i t ua t i on, whenay oungAr a bguys t a r t ed t oa r guewi t honeofmya s s i s t a nt s . I a s k edhi m: „ Wher ea r ey ouf r om? “ . Hes a i dhe c a mef r om E gy pt .


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S oI a s k ed: „ S ot el l me , wha tk i ndofc l ot hesdo womenwea ri nE gy pt . Dot heyha v ea r ms ? “ Ofc our s et heygota r mshea ns wer ed. „ Andt el l me . Ca nt heyS ee? “ Ofc our s et heyc a ns eehec l a i med. S ee?Butt hi si sa f gha nBur qa . Noa r ms . Andno „ ey es . I t ss hi t . S o, i t snota ga i ns tI s l a mi t sa ga i ns t t r a di t i on. OK? “ Wel l , t heguys t a r t eds mi l i nga ndwentoff. And t her es tofouror i ent a l „ a udi enc e“j us tha df un a ndenj oy edt hes hoot i ngt oget herwi t ht he gi r l s .


R a h ma nH a k H a g i r THENEXTCI VI LWAR Aga i n, t ha nk st ot heI nt er neta ndt ot heguy sf or notbl owi ngupt hepl a neti n1980wea r ea bl et o wor ka c r os st hewhol ewor l d, a l mos tl i k ewe´ dbe s i t t i ngont hes a met a bl et oget her . T hef oundi ng member soft heOt herS oc i et ya r eJ ul i a Wer t hei mer , Ka t hl eenL uger , J a s onY en, J on Ba k er , As a dKha na ndmy s el f . heOt herS oc i et yi sa nI nt er na t i ona l a r t i s tc ol T l ec t i v ea smuc ha sa ne x pa ndi nga r t i s t i cut opi a t ha ts endsoutc l uesa ndmes s a gest ot her ea l wor l d, t opr os per . T ha t st hemi s s i on. Wha t ev er ha ppens-i nt heendwewa ntourownbui l di ng i nVi ennat oo. L i k eGus t a v .

I t hi nkt her ei sa na r t i s ti nev er y one . L ooki nt o a nc ont empor a r ya r tf a i r . I t snots omuc ha bout „ t ec hni c a l t a l ent “or „ s k i l l s “a ny mor e , whi c hf ormei sapi t y-i t s mor ea boutr eec t i ngl i f e . Orr eec t i ngt he t hi ngsa r oundus . hi si snotama t t eroft a l ent . Oreduc a t i on. I t s T -a ga i n-mer el yama t t erofs el fr eec t i ona nd nonobs t r uc t edi ndi v i dua l phi l os ophy . tpeopl et hi nkt heyc a nc ons umek i ndof Mos a n„ i ns t a nt “phi l os ophyv i at hemedi ai nbet weenwor k , c a r i nga boutt hek i ds , doi ngt he l a undr y , wa s hi ngt hec r a p… butt hi swa y y ouj us tbec omeaea s yt a r geta sar eec t or f ort heev enl i ght es twa y sofi ndoc t r i na t i on.


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T or eec tt hewor l da ndy our s el ft a k est i mebec a us ei ta l wa y sput supa not herques t i on. I t sl i k e Al i c ei nt heWonder l a ndorHä ns el undGr et el f ol l owi ngt hebr edc r ums . J us twi t houtawi t c ha nd a nov ena tt heend, hopef ul l y . T i met ha tt he c ommonc ont empor a r yeur opea nhuma nbei ng s i mpl ydoes n' tha v et os pend. Ma y bet heonl ydi ffer entbet weena r t i s t sa nd r egul a rpeopl et oda yi st ha ta r t i s tj us tdon' tgi v e ac r a pa boutr egul a rl i f e . Ands a nepeopl emi ght do.

I t r yt oa v oi dt obef or c edt oe x pl a i nmywor k t oomuc h. I l i k et oj us tt r i ggers omet hi ngi nt hehea dof t hev i ewer . Auni quemov i edi r ec t edbyt he s pec t a t or sownunc ons c i ous nes s . T hebes t di r ec t ory ouc a nev erget . Whyi st hebook us ua l l ybet t ert ha nt hemov i e?Wel l . T hedi r ec t orma k est hedi ffer enc e . CONT ACT RahmanHakHagi r www. r a hma nha k ha gi r . c om www. v i meo. c om/ r a hma nha k ha gi r www. f a c ebook . c om/ r a hma n. ha k ha gi r TheOt herSoc i et y www. t heot her s oc i et y . c om


R a h ma nH a k H a g i r T heOt herS oc i et y S E L E KT I ON( 2015)

“ Wegott hr eer ef ugeesbutwec a ntt a k ea l l oft hem. S opl ea s ec hoos eone a nds hoott heot hert wo. ” “ Unf or t una t el yt hec ur r entr ef ugees i t ua t i oni nE ur opega i nsmor ea ndmor e s oc i a l i mpa c ta ndt hewhol es a dt opi c get smor ea ndmor emi s us edf orc hea p pol i t i c a l popul i s m. Wehopeourper f or ma nc eSELEKTI ONa ndi t sc a pt ur edr eec t i onsont hena t ur eofhuma nbeha i orwi l l t r i ggers omes el fr eec t i ona bout per s ona l bel i ef s , c onf or mi t y , per s ua s i on a ndobedi enc et oa ut hor i t y ; a ndma y a l s opr ov i deuswi t hhi ghers ens i t i v i t y , wheni tc omest oof t enj us tmedi aa nd s y s t em obs t r uc t eda ndt her ef or enega t i v er ea c t i onsont hec ur r entr ef ugees i t ua t i on. ” T heOt herS oc i et y , Augus t2015/ Ruden, Aus t r i a . SELEKTI ONi sa ni nt egr a t i v el i v eper f or ma nc et ha tt ookpl a c eon8t ha nd9t hAugus t 2015onRUDE NL I VEARTWE E Ka tMUS E UM AMBACHi nRuden, Ca r i nt hi a/Aus t r i a .

SELEKTI ONi nv es t i ga t est hena t ur eof huma nbeha v i or ; T heper f or ma nc eha ppenedont wos eper a t eda y si nf r ontof MUAB. Al l i na l l t went yv ol unt eer soutoft he a udi enc et ookpa r ti ni t . SELEKTI ON( 2015) “ APer f or ma t i v eVi ewont heNa t ur eof Huma nBeha v i or . ” Vi deoDoc ument a r y/58Mi n. /HD WATCH ht t ps : / / v i meo. c om/ 142339775 Conc ept&Ar t Di r ec t i on: Ra hma nHa k Ha gi r f or mer s : Per Ma ggaPl oder( DK) Ri neRodi nF l y c k t( DK) Al e xS a my i ( AUT) Ra hma nHa k Ha gi r( AUT) Hos t ed&s uppor t edbyMUS E UMAMBACH Cut&Pos t pr oduc t i on: Ra hma nHa k Ha gi r mer a : Ca S hei daS a my i Ra hma nHa k Ha gi r Phot ogr a phy : Va l er i eL oga r , Ra mi nS a my i , Det l efL öffler


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T hev i s ual l anguageI us ei ss t r ongl yas s oc i at e dwi t ht hec l as s i c al s t andar d of t he gur e / por t r ai t pai nt i ng. Hav i ngs ai dt hat , I t e ndt oav oi dt hec ompl e x pr e par at or ypr oc e s sasi t t ak e st hes e ns eof ‘ r e al ne s s ’ away . I v al uee x pe r i me nt sande l e me nt of c hanc easmuc hass ol i ds t r uc t ur eandde t ai l . I ta c t ua l l ya ma z emet ha ta s huma ns pec i eswea c hi ev eds o muc hwhi l ea tt hes a met i mewe a r edr i v enbydes t r uc t i v edes i r es . Mi c hal J anows ki , bor n1984i nPoz nan, Pol and. L i vi ngandwor ki ngi nL ondon. hepr oc es sofbui l di ngt hel a ngua ges t a r t ed T wi t hNa t i v eAmer i c a nT a l es . T r i c k s t er , S ha ma na ndS pi r i ta r et hema i ni ngr edi ent s ofmyea r l ys t udi esa ndpa i nt i ngs . I a l s o bec a mei nt er es t edi nt r i ba l i dent i t y , a l t er na t i v ec us t omsa ndhea l t hya t t i t udet owa r ds t heenv i r onment . Gr owi ngupi npos t S ov i et ount r yc oul dbev er ydi ffic ul t , es pec i a l l y c wheny oul i k et obr ea t h. T hegui da nc eofeduc a t i ona l s y s t em i s n’ ta boutt heper s ona l dev el opmentt her ef or ey ouneedt o gur ei t outbyy our s el f . I t hi nkmyi nt er es ti na l t er na t i v el i f es t y l esc omesf r om t her ea ndi tbr i ngs bot hi ns pi r a t i ona ndes c a pi s mt oget her Dur i ngmys t udi esI ma i nl ydr ewmyi ns pi r a t i onf r omT heS c hool ofL ondon–t hei nf or ma l gr oupofpos t wa r gur a t i v epa i nt er s s uc ha sF r a nc i sBa c on, F r a nkAuer ba c hor L uc i a nF r eud. T hei rk eyi deawa st obr i ngone c l os ert ot hea c t ua l e x per i enc eofbei ng

I tbl endsr ea l l ywel l wi t hmyi nt er es ti n huma nna t ur eort hena t ur ei ngener a l . Rec ent l yI wor kwi t ht opi c sof Whi t ea ndBl a c k Ma gi c . I s eei ta samet a phorf ort hepot ent i a l t ohea l a f t erbei nghur t . T hes ubj ec tofs c a r s , f ea r , a nger , v i ol enc ea nddea t ha sBl a c kMa gi c s eemst opr eoc c upymypa i nt i ngs . I tc oul d a l s or ef ert oas els hma nnera ndneedf or s el f pr es er v a t i on. T heba l a nc ebet weent hos e t wos eemst obev er yi nt er es t i ng. I ta c t ua l l y a ma z emet ha ta shuma ns pec i eswe a c hi ev eds omuc hwhi l ea tt hes a met i mewe a r edr i v enbydes t r uc t i v edes i r es . T hev i s ua l l a ngua geI us ei ss t r ongl ya s s oc i a t edwi t ht hec l a s s i c a l s t a nda r doft he gur e/ por t r a i tpa i nt i ng. Ha v i ngs a i dt ha t , I t end t oa v oi dt hec ompl e xpr epa r a t or ypr oc es sa s i tt a k est hes ens eof ‘ r ea l nes s ’ a wa y . I v a l uee x per i ment sa ndel ementofc ha nc ea smuc ha s s ol i ds t r uc t ur ea nddet a i l . RI GHT : F a c i ngaCons equenc eI I

CONT ACT Mi c hal J anows ki ma i l : mi c . j a nows k i @gma i l . c om www. f a c ebook . c om/ J ANOWS KI pa i ni t ng www. s a a t c hi a r t . c om/ Mi c ha l _ J a nows k i


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Mar i eThams Por t r a i tof Y oungAr t i s ti nt heAgeofKnowl edgeE c onomy

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I NS T AL L AT I ON hewor kdr a wson3t r a i l sort r a i t s , i fy ou’ d T l i k e , t ha tI per c ei v ei nmypr a c t i c e: hy br i di t yumbr el l a( howt oga t herv a r i ousa c t i v i t i esi n onepr a c t i c e?Howt oc r ea t eas pa c eofone ’ s own? ) ; i nt ent i on-l et t er( i si tpos s i bl et oa c t i nt ent i ona l l ya nda i ml es s l y ? ) ; a ndwor k-i nv oi c eenv el opes( Howt oma k eal i v i ng? ) Bl a c ka ndwhi t epa i nt edt a bl e115c mi ndi a met er , HDv i deo, l oops : t a bl epr oj ec t i on34, 5 x58c m, 4: 05mi npr oj ec t i on25x44c m, 3: 38 mi n, l et t er( At t n: I nt ent i on) , s c r een( wood, t r a c i ngpa per ) , env el opeswi t hl et t ert obe t a k enbya udi enc e . Wat c hdoc ument at i onher e: ht t ps : / / v i meo. c om/ 112266042

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