Nov 20, 6 pm
Alexander Vaindorf / Boris Buden

Participatory observation. An obligation to construct a fair account of the social experience


With a critical outlook on collectively shared documents, construction and interpretations of truth, the works of Alexander Vaindorf focus on individuals (selective memory) and form narrative formats to articulate time fragments of our current history. The talk does not discuss the existence of «ultimate truth» (shared by us all), but rather notions of hidden social memory and multiplicity of subjectivity—every individual being a carrier of his/her own truth. It sheds light on ideas and attempts to capture a truthful sense of reality with examples of KinoPravda (Dziga Vertov), «Cinema of Truth», cinéma vérité (Chris Marker, Jean-Luc Godard, Jean Rouch and Edgar Morin), Direct Cinema (Frederick Wiseman and the Maysles

Conversation with Boris Buden. … >>