The parallel systems of power are tightly intermeshed: political power,
the interests of business, religion, media, intellectual elites. Numerous
decisions in our democracy are made pseudo-democratically at best, when
corruption, bribery or, more euphemistically: lobbyism, wield their influence.
Inconvenient legislation is circumvented, invisible networks work on their
constructions of reality behind the scenes. When investigative journalists,
researchers critical of the system, tenacious activists look for missing
pieces in public information, they are dependent on those who are prepared
to divulge something about the way things are linked together in the worlds
of power: but the whistle-blowers often remain invisible and faceless,
giving no interviews and staying forever incognito. How can we get a hold
on the big picture in this situation? Where is the truth between abstruse
conspiracy theories and the officially prescribed reality that seeks to
draw a veil over as much as possible?
Co-produced by steirischer herbst, Bulgarian Institute of Culture - Hamburg
& < rotor >
Shuttleservice Vienna-Graz-Vienna to the exhibition tour of steirischer
herbst 2011 on Saturday, Sept 24.
Information and registration: email@example.com
The exhibition "detached" can be seen at the Bulgarian Institute of Culture
- Hamburg between July 14 and September 10, 2011.