Tuesday, December 2, 2014

r > g has a good beat, but you can't dance to it

Unlike Das Kapital apparently, as Irish artist Duncan Campbell just got a Turner Prize, and $40,000, for doing so;
A film that features a dance routine inspired by Karl Marx and examines African art has won Britain's most prestigious and controversial art prize.
....It For Others, which was described by the panel as "an ambitious and complex film which rewards repeated viewing", is a response to a "film essay" from 1953 about African art and colonialism.
This archive footage is interspersed with new material, including a dance routine based on the equations in Karl Marx's seminal work, "Das Kapital," created by the choreographer Michael Clark.
All of this is overlaid with a voiceover that imitates the style of a lecture.
Take that, Piketty.

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