"Riot: by definition, a violent disruption of the existing order.”
A dazzling, poetic and political audio-visual journey on the notion of the individual vs. the historic.
This earnest, impressionistic project presents iconic images that simultaneously celebrate beauty and warn of the violence facing us in this volatile time.
The project is based on archive materials which depict The July Revolt of 1927 (Wiener Justizpalastbrand): Socialist workers from the outskirts of Vienna assemble in front of the Palace of Justice to voice their anger over the corrupt justice system. 89 people are killed by armed police on horseback. More than 600 people are seriously injured. The angry crowd storms the Palace of Justice: files are set on fire and soon flames blaze from the windows of the Palace. The 15th July uprising will prove to be a fateful day: a prelude of what will eventually lead to civil war.
Michelle and Uri Kranot
Music and arrangements by:
Iris ter Schiphorst
Music performed by:
Music recorded at:
Synchron Stage Vienna
Music and final sound mix