At variance to the opinion that public sculptures are 'unseen', the recent 'statue affairs' both in Hungary and elsewhere proved to stir up this old belief. The phenomenon of 'Leninfall' in Ukraine is one exemplary monumentum from today's media news, where cataclysmic mass rage removed the representations in stone of an old regime by physical force. Thanks to the broadcast-based media culture that we live in, these events do not pass unnoticed. The video selection invites to face up with the dilemma of monuments in stone, their propaganda value affecting public history, and the participatory forms of counter-discourses in memorialization practices. The screening event is a joint program with the Eleven Emlékmű (Living Memorial) activists.
Videos by: Deimantas Narkevicius, Aleksandra Domanovic, Christian Jankowski, Kristina Norman, Irina Botea
Karen Mirza & Brad Butler, Alexandra Pirici, Olga Jitlina, Conflict Kitchen, Csáki László & Mélyi József, videos from media archives