Party for Freedom explores the potentials and dilemmas of liberation in a culture at odds with itself, drawing upon histories of experimental performance, theatre and film, satire, biopolitics and popular media.
Party for Freedom looks at freedom as a deeply conflicted and contradictory entity, by responding to the freedom rhetoric of the far-right, whilst reflecting upon the historical baggage of the left-wing and ethos of the cultural avant-garde through whitish nakedness, unresolved revolutions and indigenous appropriations of spirituality.
The Party for Freedom DVD has been created as a representation and collation of the Party for Freedom project through documentation of immersive live events, live music concerts, live performances and a large-scale threescreen video installation.
Contains booklet with the essay Unfinished Revolution: Oreet Ashery's Party for Freedom by TJ Demos.
Watch the trailer below.
"Party for Freedom achieved an immense and difficult task as an iconoclastic project. There is no mould yet for these ideas! Spectacular!"
- Cherry Smyth, writer
Performance Matters, 2013, DVD-PAL, 67 minutes.
Commissioned by Performance Matters, and supported by Artangel, Art Council England and the Kone Foundation.
DVD design by Marit Muenzberg.
Part of the Crossovers series of artists' films, documentaries and dialogues reflecting the potential of marginal artforms and intense ideas within popular media. A set of the five current Crossovers DVDs can be purchased at the special price of only £50 from the drop-down menu above.
Trade orders: Central Books. Find the details on Unbound Trade Orders and Distribution Information page.
In this relaxed but intensive exchange, Massumi discusses the nature of events, their sensuous and affective forces, immaterial art practices and their critical potential under capitalism, belief and hope and...