Saturday, April 5, 2008


Video (engl. "chestnuts")
Karo Szmit 2001

An interview with a polish man living in Austria.

"(...) We get an insight in rigidly fixed ways of thinking, far beyond any political actualization. In this way, Kasztany/Chestnuts does not only differ formally, but also in its argumentation, pleasantly different from the usual reporting in Austrian broadcasting. While the ostensible claim to objectivity covers up consensual national reporting on Austrian broadcasting, Kasztany/Chestnuts presents without assuming a conclusion: an offensive statement against the creation of national myths."
(W. Widerhofer in the catalogue “Grenzziehungen ...was nicht zusammengehört”)

part 1

part 2