Metaphysics and Democracy or Popular Ontology.
60 min, Color, HD.
A film by Tebatusasula in English, Spanish, German and French.
“The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of.” (Propaganda by Edward Bernays, 1928).
This movie is an artistic research on ideology. It shows 57 long observations of advertisements, texts, images and landscapes in the city of Berlin. In the first part the images are accompanied by a voice reading the text “Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius”, a milestone of the philosophical speculation in literature, by Jorge Luis Borges. In a second part we listen to interviews took from the documentary film “Encirclement. Neoliberalism Esnares Democracy” by Richard Brouillet, with guest like Ignacio Ramonet, Noam Chomsky and others. They discuss Ramonet's concept of Pensée Unique.
Tuesday 27 October 2020 at 15:00h
at Knesebeckstrasse 96
Friday 11 September 2020 at 22:00h
at Hauptstrasse 3
Friday 23 October 2020 at 00:00h