The Insurrection Will Not Be Tweeted. Today’s Tribute To Gil Scott-Heron, video stills, 2018

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THE INSURRECTION WILL NOT BE TWEETED. TODAY’S TRIBUTE TO GIL SCOTT-HERON

In 2016 a youtube video, shared a million times, showed a Syrian refugee, who sung a song upon his arrival on the shore of a Greek island, whereas a friend, circling around him, filmed him with his smartphone. Is it possible to “share” images and music, without appropriating them? Is it enough for us to “like” something? To these questions from the project Image of Rescue | Rescuing the Image, initiated by Christian von Borries and Dieter Lesage and produced by HAU Hebbel am Ufer in Berlin, the video tries to give an artistic answer, featuring Ina Wudtke’s performance of an update of Gil Scott-Heron’s famous poem.

Credits: Ina Wudtke (concept & director), Dieter Lesage (text), Kadir Memis aka Amigo (choreography), Nyamandi Adrian, Ina Wudtke (performance), Evan Franco (cinematography), Arne Hector (sound & light), Dagmar Pelger, Eva Bauer (costume), Servollu Mendes (makeup), Bogislav Ziemer (set photography), Evan Franco (editing & sound design), Marius No.1 (music).
video, English, 16:9, color,
10:54 mins., 2018
The Insurrection Will Not Be Tweeted, final rehearsal HAU Hebbel am Ufer, 2018