7 Dec 2018


Loving Revolution – videoscreening at Kiasma Theatre

´Loving Revolution´ negotiates the real and discusses the basic meaning of the word political: people negotiating the rules of living together with the aid of fiction. Here ´together´ means in some kind of relationship. The different voices of the artists define personal politics between, and reveal special behaviour of, human beings. Reality is re-negotiated while the personal is becoming political. Private situations point to a bigger picture, personal behaviour influences but also projects the political in general.

How do the subjects feel when subjectivity itself is a commodity? Don´t repeat yourself, invent yourself each and every time. The subject is on the move, without ever getting anywhere, a lifelong work effort? What does love look like in a post-industrial society where everyone is a self-supporting enterprise and is asked to take care of themselves.

Marx’s alienation, which was central in explaining the workers relation to the process and product of labor – had strong emotional overtones. He discusses alienated labor as a loss of reality, in his words a loss of the bond to the object. According to Durkheim, ‘solidarity’ is nothing but a bundle of emotions binding social actors to the central symbols of society. Here is a culture in which emotional and economic discourses and practices mutually shape each other, thus producing what can be viewed as a broad, sweeping movement in which affect is made an essential aspect of economic behaviour and in which emotional life follows the logic of economic relations and exchange. Market based cultural repertoires shape and inform interpersonal and emotional relationships, while interpersonal relationships are at the epicenter of economic relationships. (Eva Illouz)

Videos by:

Fabienne Audeoud
Stephen Connolly
Miranda July
Tellervo Kalleinen and Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen
Fabienne Audeoud & John Russell
Szuper Gallery: Susanne Clausen & Pawlo Kerestey
Sari Tervaniemi

Curated by
Susanne Clausen and Sari Tervaniemi