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Jaime Cuenca talks at the conference "Phantasmata, techniques of the uncanny" in Berlin

6 April, 2009 (All day) - 8 April, 2009 (All day)

Jaime Cuenca has been invited to talk about zombies at the "Phantasmata, techniques of the uncanny" conference, organised within the frame of the Berlin Institute for Cultural Inquiry’s current core project Tension/Spannung, in collaboration with the Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School of Literary Studies, Freie Universität Berlin. Read more

The figure of the Zombie drifting between life and death

Life and death are blended into one and the same thing in zombies. Yet they have been treated as a dichotomy in modern-day society, in which failure, sadness, loneliness, etc. are not permitted. We are forced to be heroes if we wish to avoid being cut off from others. The zombie as tragic hero could serve as a ‘perfect-imperfect’ model of the significance that life acquires once death, profound failure, anguish, infinite and fathomless despair have been experienced. Read more

"Shopping" at Impakt Event / De Zondagsschool

7 December, 2008 - 14:30

The Zondagsschool (Sunday school) is an intellectual variety show in which scientists, designers and artists deal with various themes from surprising perspectives. This Sunday it holds a sale and explores the mechanisms behind our purchasing habits. Do we have shopping genes? Has the mall become our natural habitat? This afternoon, there is a lot to learn from trend watcher Janus ter Visser. We delve into the architecture of shopping malls and psychologist Lies Klumper tells about her treatment of consumer addicts. Iratxe Jaio and Klaas van Gorkum present their project "Stay inside. Close windows and doors.", in which zombies play a special role. The presentations are alternated with films by Yael Bartana, Chris Oakley and The Church of Stop Shopping.

7 December 2008 at 14:30
Theater Kikker, Ganzenmarkt 14, Utrecht
Entrance 7,00 euros
To reserve: www.theaterkikker.nl / 030-2319666
(Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 18:00)
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Apokaputalism Now!

31 October, 2008 - 15:00

The Netherlands is being overrun by zombies! After Overvecht and Barakaldo, they turn to the capital.

Next Friday, Oct. 31st Rebelact will organise the 'Apokaputalism Now! Zombie Walk' in Amsterdam. Be there right on time: 15.00 pm. Meetingpoint: Vrankrijk, Spuistraat 216, Amsterdam. And please bring your business suit or oldest, dustiest clothes and anything else you wish to wear while transforming into a...
...Zombie!!!

For questions or remarks call or mail:
Rebelact (the Amsterdam Clown Army)
Tel. 06-21391185
Email address: rebelact@ddh.nl Read more

No hay fruta

No hay fruta

Y cuando no hay nada para consumir?

No hay pan

No hay pan

Y cuando no hay nada para consumir?

Romero's zombies

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In the beginning of the 60s, USA started a transformation that unleashed an economic crisis worsened by the expenses of the Vietnam war. This crisis expanded between the citizens a feeling of disappointment for society and for the promises of the American Dream. As a compensation to this situation, contra cultural movements started arising which had a big impact in cinema. Many films, for example, started to deconstruct myths about sex and violence. Read more

Diseño de Olaia Miranda

Diseño de Olaia Miranda para la Marcha Zombi Barakaldo.

More on Iratxe Jaio en Klaas van Gorkum

Iratxe Jaio and Klaas van Gorkum are the artists behind the project Stay inside. Close windows and doors. They have been working collectively since 2001, reflecting on the relationship between people and their social, cultural and physical contexts, and on conflicts between collective and individual experience. Read more

I'd love to turn you on

Woke up, fell out of bed
Dragged a comb across my head
Found my way downstairs and drank a cup
And looking up I noticed I was late
Found my coat and grabbed my hat
Made the bus in seconds flat
Found my way upstairs and had a smoke
Somebody spoke and I went into a dream Read more

P-Zombie

Wisten jullie dat er naast de Hollywood-, Voodoo- en cultzombie ook een filosofische Zombie - oftewel 'P-Zombie' - rondwaart? Hij dwaalt door de hoofden en teksten van gerespecteerde wetenschappers, die het wezen gebruiken in gedachtenexperimenten over menselijk bewustzijn.
Via deze link een lijstje artikelen om jullie Zombietanden in te zetten:
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Shopping Town Overvecht

If you have seen Romero's zombie movie "Dawn of the Dead", you will remember how the survivors of the epidemy of zombies shelter in an area of a big shopping mall. They gradually conquer this space from the zombies that keep on trying to get in the mall because "some kind of instinct, a memory of what they used to do. This was an important place in their lifes", says one of the characters. The film has been interpreted like a criticism on consumer society because of this struggle for the territory of the shopping mall. Read more 2 comments

LET THE CARNIVAL BEGIN

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Dressing up and disguise, the blurring of identities and boundaries, transformation, transgression; all are brought together in the wearing of masks. Masking up releases our commonality, enables us to act together, to shout as one to those who rule and divide us 'we are all fools, deviants, outcasts, clowns and criminals'.

'Carnival Against Capital' London 1999 Read more 1 comment



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