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Suggestion of Least Resistance

Michelle Kranot / Iris ter Schiphorst

Suggestion of Least Resistance is based on archive materials which depict The July Revolt of 1927 (Der Brand des Wiener Justizpalastes), a monumental episode still acutely relevant. The animation film is a rhythmic, poetic surge, comparing us, our lives, and our very humanness to burning paper in the breeze. Images of sheets of paper flying through the broken windows of the burning palace are juxtaposed with images of the crowds as they convene and disperse. The music charges these powerful images with its own aliveness and colour.

In the context of Economy for the Common Good, the repetitive, stylized abstractions of events unfolding frame the notion of the individual vs. the historic.

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