GLANDIENALE
ISTANBUL
09/10 — 20/11
2021

  • contact

    Monument_Glandien_Aufmacher

    excerpt

     

    Monument
    video
    full-HD | stereo | 4min
    spanish subtitles

    “Monument” portrays the spontaneity and transience of a rap battle taking place in the Ecuadorian capital Quito. Starting point is the statue of the German explorer Alexander von Humboldt in Parque El Ejido, which serves as a stage for freestyle battles every Friday. This is where the youth of Ecuador holds their rap battles about their everyday life and the future of their country. The improvised text, which is largely shaped by slang, was transcribed and rhythmized. It accompanies the action in the video as an oversized subtitle. The actors‘ actually fleeting words thus become a monument to Latin American youth culture and take over the existing historical monument.

    supported by
    Federal Chancellery of Austria
    Linz Export

    Monument_by_Alexander_Glandien_video_still Monument_by_Alexander_Glandien_video_still Monument_by_Alexander_Glandien_video_still