Author: Judith Raum
Publisher: Archive Books
Language: English German Turkish
Pages: 500
Size: 16.4 × 23 cm
Weight: 1.1000 kg
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9783943620122
Availability: In stock
Price: €30.00
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eser is a comprehensive publication on Judith Raum’s works, installations and
lecture performance texts from 2011 to 2014. It is also a theoretical reader and
material collection on the semi-colonial advance of German entrepreneurs
and bankers into the Ottoman Empire before World War I in connection with
the construction of the Anatolian Railway. In this frame, the logics of
capitalism and geopolitical interests connected the engineers’ tasks with less
obvious efforts: to get a hold of Anatolian agriculture, archaeology and the
working conditions in the country. Judith Raum’s work suggests that gestures
and rhetorics of power and domination are the consequences of an economic
principle that did not end with the colonial era and in fact persist today. Her
works and texts take her research on site and in archives as a starting point,
they exhibit an autonomous aesthetic dimension, however, and as such
suggest an alternative approach to ‘artistic research’.