Again / Noch Einmal, 2018

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A conflict between a cashier and a Iraqui refugee in a supermarket discounter emerges. Suddenly four men attack the refugee, pull him violently outside the supermarket and consequently tie him with cable binders to a nearby tree.

Two moderators explain in a studio setting the watched see. Meticulous each scene is reenacted. They reference the real existing YouTube video of the actual event.

10 citizens watch attentively each scene. The moderators give insight to background information about the involved people.

Original videos and photographs are referenced.

The citizens are interviewed aft the last scene is played. They explain how they judge the action's reenactment considering their own biographical, social, cultural and political experiences.

Mario Pfeifer, Again / Noch Einmal, 2018, installation view 10th Berlin Biennale
Mario Pfeifer, Again / Noch Einmal, 2018, installation view 10th Berlin Biennale
Mario Pfeifer, Again / Noch Einmal, 2018, 4K video transferred to HD, 2-channel installation, color, 5.1 Surround, 42 min, Ed. 5 + 2AP
Mario Pfeifer, Again / Noch Einmal, 2018, 4K video transferred to HD, 2-channel installation, color, 5.1 Surround, 42 min, Ed. 5 + 2AP
Mario Pfeifer, Again / Noch Einmal, 2018, 4K video transferred to HD, 2-channel installation, color, 5.1 Surround, 42 min, Ed. 5 + 2AP
Mario Pfeifer, Again / Noch Einmal, 2018, 4K video transferred to HD, 2-channel installation, color, 5.1 Surround, 42 min, Ed. 5 + 2AP
Mario Pfeifer, Again / Noch Einmal, 2018, 4K video transferred to HD, 2-channel installation, color, 5.1 Surround, 42 min, Ed. 5 + 2AP
Mario Pfeifer, Again / Noch Einmal, 2018, 4K video transferred to HD, 2-channel installation, color, 5.1 Surround, 42 min, Ed. 5 + 2AP
Mario Pfeifer, Again / Noch Einmal, 2018, 4K video transferred to HD, 2-channel installation, color, 5.1 Surround, 42 min, Ed. 5 + 2AP
Mario Pfeifer, Again / Noch Einmal, 2018, 4K video transferred to HD, 2-channel installation, color, 5.1 Surround, 42 min, Ed. 5 + 2AP
Mario Pfeifer, Again / Noch Einmal, 2018, 4K video transferred to HD, 2-channel installation, color, 5.1 Surround, 42 min, Ed. 5 + 2AP
Mario Pfeifer, Again / Noch Einmal, 2018, 4K video transferred to HD, 2-channel installation, color, 5.1 Surround, 42 min, Ed. 5 + 2AP
Mario Pfeifer, Again / Noch Einmal, 2018, 4K video transferred to HD, 2-channel installation, color, 5.1 Surround, 42 min, Ed. 5 + 2AP
Mario Pfeifer, Again / Noch Einmal, 2018, 4K video transferred to HD, 2-channel installation, color, 5.1 Surround, 42 min, Ed. 5 + 2AP
Mario Pfeifer, Again / Noch Einmal, 2018, 4K video transferred to HD, 2-channel installation, color, 5.1 Surround, 42 min, Ed. 5 + 2AP
Mario Pfeifer, Again / Noch Einmal, 2018, 4K video transferred to HD, 2-channel installation, color, 5.1 Surround, 42 min, Ed. 5 + 2AP
Mario Pfeifer, Again / Noch Einmal, 2018, 4K video transferred to HD, 2-channel installation, color, 5.1 Surround, 42 min, Ed. 5 + 2AP
Mario Pfeifer, Again / Noch Einmal, 2018, 4K video transferred to HD, 2-channel installation, color, 5.1 Surround, 42 min, Ed. 5 + 2AP
Mario Pfeifer, Again / Noch Einmal, 2018, 4K video transferred to HD, 2-channel installation, color, 5.1 Surround, 42 min, Ed. 5 + 2AP
Mario Pfeifer, Again / Noch Einmal, 2018, 4K video transferred to HD, 2-channel installation, color, 5.1 Surround, 42 min, Ed. 5 + 2AP
Mario Pfeifer, Again / Noch Einmal, 2018, 4K video transferred to HD, 2-channel installation, color, 5.1 Surround, 42 min, Ed. 5 + 2AP
Mario Pfeifer, Again / Noch Einmal, 2018, 4K video transferred to HD, 2-channel installation, color, 5.1 Surround, 42 min, Ed. 5 + 2AP
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4K video transferred to HD, 2-channel installation, color, 5.1 Surround, 42 min, Ed. 5 + 2AP

In einem Supermarktdiscounter kommt es zu einem Streit zwischen einem irakischen Flüchtling und einer Kassiererin. Plötzlich greifen vier Männer den Mann an, zerren ihn gewaltsam aus dem Supermarkt, und binden ihn schließlich mit Kabelbindern an einen Baum.

Zwei Moderatoren in einer Studiosituation erläutern die soeben gesehene Handlung, indem sie diese minutiös nachspielen lassen. Sie verweisen auch auf ein real existierendes YouTube-Video des tatsächlichen Tatvorganges.

10 Bürger beobachten aufmerksam jede Szene.

Die Moderatoren geben Einblicke in eine Vielzahl an Hintergrundinformationen zu den beteiligten Personen.

Orginalvideos und -fotos werden hinzugezogen.

Die Bürger werden nach der letzten Szene im Studio interviewt. Sie erklären, wie Sie die Nachstellung der Tat mittels ihrer biographischen, sozialen, kulturellen und politischen Lebenserfahrung werten.

Commissioned by the 10th Berlin Biennale, 2018

Mario Pfeifer

Mario Pfeifer was born in 1981 in Dresden, Germany. His work explores representational structures and conventions in the medium of film, in locations ranging from Mumbai to California to the Western Sahara. Conceiving each project out of a specific cultural situation, he researches social-political backgrounds and weaves further cross-cultural art historical, filmic and political references into a richly layered practice, ranging from film and video installations to photographs and text installations. Often, Pfeifer collaborates on publications that reconsider these projects, offering research materials and critical investigations by writers and thinkers of related fields, concerning issues suggested in his projects for a wider social-political discussion. After his studies in Leipzig (HGB) and Berlin (UDK), Pfeifer graduates from Willem de Rooij's class at Städelschule Frankfurt in 2008. He is a Fulbright fellow in Los Angeles (California Institute of the Arts) in 2008/09. Further grants and projects lead him to Bangkok, Mumbai, Marrakesh, Beirut, Tierra del Fuego, Santiago de Chile, and New York. In 2018 he participates in the 10. Berlin Biennale. Pfeifer lives in Berlin.



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