October 17, 2013 Moving Image London 2013
17th — 20th of October 2013
Anahita Razmi (b. 1981, Germany)
“Replays/Replace” is Austrian television presenters reciting, on air, Fontana’s 1952 artist manifesto, declaring television as a tool for renewing art. With no recordings of the original live reading, viewers and readers alike experience the mise-en-scene moment to moment, creating an unsureness of what will be said, how it will be delivered, and how it will be received. The tension of contemporary, popular figures with their distinct presentation styles is exploited with cheek as they continue their habit of speaking words that aren’t their own, but in a voice that is even more unfamiliar.