“Man tries to satisfy his need for aggresion at the expense of his neighbour, to exploit his work without compensation, to use him sexually without his consent, to appropriate his goods, to humiliate him, to inflict suffering on him, to torture and kill him”. (Feud); To find the path of desire is to encounter on routethe bad character of the drives, settled at the heart of all subjects who have to recognise it. Who am I?
How far can you go within a genre called Exploitation? Stephanie Rothman, known as the first women director in the Roger Corman Clan, talks about the thin lines between MPAA standards, exploitation standards of sex and nudity and her own political visions and aesthetical ambitions.
Two different approaches to film-making and -production: a retrospective view on Hollywood and its B-pictures and a current perspective on independent structures - a dialogue between Stephanie Rothman and Nina Menkes, invited by Viennale 07. But as different as the cinematographic structures, chosen by the directors, may be, there is some important mutual ground for Rothman and Menkes: the strive to communicate feminist ideas.
Five Short Texts on the Possibility of Creating an Economy of Equivalence:
The day before closure of an experimental factory.
May 7th, 2007
Galit Eilat, director of Digital ArtLab, the Israeli Center for Digital Art, interviews Kutlug Ataman at the occasion of the opening of “De-Regulation" in Herzliya, Museum of Contemporary Art. “De-Regulation with the work of Kutlug Ataman” is an ongoing exhibition project that brings the work of Turkish filmmaker and video artist Kutlug Ataman together with a visual essay by Stefan Roemer and several archives of documentary materials from Istanbul. The show is curated by Irit Rogoff.