The Winner Takes It All. A lack of identity, social, economic or political uncertainty, or the fear of impending loss mark subjective constellations and social structures and split them into conflictual zones.
The Winner Takes It All
Ursula Biemann (Ch ), Josef Dabernig (A), Shahram Entekhabi (Iran/D), Harun Farocki (D), Sofia Hulten (S), Annis Joslin (GB), Jesper Just (DÃ¤n), Erik Lamens (B), Marisa Maza (E/D), Corinna Schnitt (D), Erzen Shkololli (Kosovo), Margot Zanni (Ch)
Survival Strategies for the Untrained
A lack of identity, social, economic or political uncertainty, or the fear of impending loss mark subjective constellations and social structures and split them into conflictual zones.
Survival strategies for the untrained, a selection:
The phenomenon of "training courses for everything" and mechanisms of repression as a survival strategy are to be investigated in terms of the economic aspect of supply and demand, and in terms of the socio-cultural aspect of the difference in starting positions.
Shahram Entekhabi, Harun Farocki, Annis Joslin and Corinna Schnitt deal with pre-programmed survival strategies-offers. In how far do training courses, self-help literature, filmic identity models and clichÃ©s, and traditional rituals form behaviour- rules and -patterns? All in terms of improving survival capacities, having a better, healthier, happier life? Identity-programmes?
Josef Dabernig, Jesper Just, Sofia Hulten, Marisa Maza und Margot Zanni scrutinize mechanisms of repression as survival strategies, systematic courses like work, operation instructions, or security training to repress fears, boredom, unsecurity. Or gender specific methods of repression, as well as the construction of imaginary identities as represson of reality.
Ursula Biemann, Erik Lamens und Erzen Shkololli focus on the difference of the starting position in their works. Subjective and objective constellations, external and internal conditions differentiate survival (what survival is for whom and where) and strategies (which, how) to the same extent. The difference of the starting positions, socially marked dispositions and their conditioning, the habitus determine the respective strategy forms and capacities. Traces of cultural developments/experiences and socialization processes are inscribed as sediments and form an "unconscious" store of behavior codes. Handed-down codes of crisis management?
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