A lecture demonstration
People, the party is over, over! Even if it will take 20, 30 years for it to finish, dissolve, liquefy, disintegrate, evaporate, melt away, dwindle, fade, end… It is over… And you better be prepared… The slow train of disasters is coming your way, and it will wreak havoc in your beloved country…
The Art of War is a seminar, a workshop, and a lesson (actually 10 lessons) on survival. Brought to you by The Neo-Survivalist Cooperation to prepare you for the upcoming bleak future.
Lurking beneath the surface of every society, including ours, is the passionate yearning for a nationalist cause that exalts us, the kind that war alone can deliver. When war psychology takes hold, the public believes, temporarily, in a “mythic reality” in which our nation is purely good, our enemies are purely evil, and anyone who isn’t our ally is our enemy. This state of mind works greatly to the benefit of those in power.
The point is that once war psychology takes hold, the public desperately wants to believe in its leadership, and ascribes heroic qualities to even the least deserving ruler.
People… Global capitalism is fast approaching its terminal crisis. We are living in the end times.
Perfomers: Irene Coticchio, Anna Mendelssohn, Sabile Rasiti, Sidy Mamadou Wane, Michael Strohmann, Yosi Wanunu
Video + Music: Michael Strohmann; Special Effects: Christian Sturtzel, Assistant Director: Noemi Baumblatt
Written, directed and designed by Yosi Wanunu
Produced by Kornelia Kilga
Co-produced by WUK Wien/ Sep 17 – 22, 2010