A self-reflective visual essay, “The Capacity For Adequate Anger” seeks to explore subjectivity as a nonviolent manifestation, a subjectivity whose anger is suppressed by social oppressing forces.
The association between voice-over and visual collage (mostly composed of childhood drawings, family portraits and anime scenes) manages, in “The Capacity For Adequate Anger”, an ambiguous access to a selection of memories that reflect the suppression of queer subjectivity and art queer. The selective flow of memories describes the constant feeling of alienation, through a persistent sense of non-belonging, pointing in particular to the difficulty of social and artistic integration in the hetero-dominant creative industry. One could invite anger in the performance of such self-identity as a manifestation of frustration, but prefers to hinder such instincts. (Emilian Lungu)
Vika Kirchenbauer is an artist, writer and music producer. With particular focus on affective subject formation, she examines violence as it attaches to different forms of visibility and invisibility, and considers the ways in which subjects are implicated in and situated within institutional power structures. Her work has received wide-ranging international attention. Recently, the Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf presented a comprehensive solo exhibition of Kirchenbauer’s work, titled “Feelings that move nowhere”.
LENGTH: 15 min.
COUNTRY OF PRODUCTION: Germania
DIRECTOR: Vika Kirchenbauer
SCRIPTWRITER: Vika Kirchenbauer
CINEMATOGRAPHY: Vika Kirchenbauer
EDITING: Vika Kirchenbauer
SOUND: Vika Kirchenbauer
MUSIC: COOL FOR YOU
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