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NEWBORN
2011, political documentary

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The political documentary Newborn deals with the contemporary reality of Kosovo after its official declaration of independence. This condition of almost pure subjugation in economical, political and cultural terms, shocks us with all its brutality, forcing us to think about the true purpose of the International role in keeping the stability. It is a journey through contemporary forms of colonialism and a disclosure of its repressive and ideological apparatuses at work.

Kosovo demonstrates the form of colonisation typical of the neoliberal logic of expansion, the contemporary colonisation strategy whose parallels are implemented in different parts of the world and to which different geopolitical plans and strategies are applied, thus conditioning all other segments of social dependency. This goes on simultaneously at three levels: firstly, it is established through the mediation of Western values conveyed by the system through visual inputs imposed on to the colonized; secondly, the system introduces the strategy of subjugation implemented through capital control, which means that capital investments, equities and privatisation are used as the means of controlling the economy and, consequentially, the social structure in a given country or geographical area; thirdly, the army is used in order to establish a state of exception, and through this, force the people into subjugation.

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stills from the documentary

screenings:
Kiberpipa (2010), Kino Udarnik Maribor (2011), Idrija Cinema Theater (2011), NGBK, Berlin (2011), Residency Unlimited, New York (2012)

EVENTS AND SHOWS:

Jan 27, 6-8 pm
opening of the exhibition Structures of Valorization / Colonization,
Residency Unlimited, Brooklyn, New York, USA

Jan 2012
Residency in Residency Unlimited, Brooklyn, New York, USA

Nov 4, 2011 - Jan 5, 2012
Not So Distant Memory,
Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Wilmington, USA

Nov 18 - Nov 23, 2011
Cyberfest,
National Center of Contemporary Art Saint-Petersburg branch, Russia

Sept 24 - Oct 30, 2011
Spaceship Yugoslavia,
NGBK, Berlin, Germany

Sept 18 - Dec 18, 2011
Pawnshop,
Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece