Thursday, July 1, 2010

This video is an examination of two opposing structures of power. Doğan sings of the need for the women of her country of Kurdistan "to take up the pen," and utilize the power of their voices. The German Riot Police are present to supposedly protect protesters from the marching Neo-Nazis, but if they are forced to act in violence, who are they really benefiting?

The two seemingly dissimilar situations collide through their energetic, and at times, frenetic use of sound, which rises to a frantic peak only to die out again. Through their juxtaposition, Doğan seems to be confronting the German police officers, especially the females, and questioning their positions of power and what they are doing, if anything, to liberate themselves.

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