On hash and chocolate - burned the money

Överart, Kauppakeskus Forum, Turku (FI), September 2015. Group

On hash and chocolate - burned the money. Filmed in Brussels. 2015

The video is a combination of leaked footage found online and footage filmed in Brussels, Belgium. The eclectic architecture of The Brussels Palace of Justice recurs several times throughout the video. Built during the rule of Leopold II, it is a result of the fortune he acquired by founding and exploiting the Congo Free State in Central Africa. It is reputed to be the largest building constructed in the 19th century and stands as a symbol for colonial power, geopolitical control and symbolic capital. This image is amongst other things contrasted by clips of heads severed by IS, and several days old garbage piled up in the streets of Brussels.

Made for the Let's get together, 6th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art Special Project Me, You, We, They group show at Ground Peschanaya, Moscow (RU) 2015.
The video On hash and chocolate - burned the money was censored for having "pornographic content" and replaced by the documentary Ni dieu, ni maître.

 

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