THE COLLECTIVE ACT OF MAKING A ROPE
COLLABORATION WITH ARIJIT BHATTACHARYYA
A monument is an ideology manifested in material. DeMarrais, Castillo and Earle describe them in ‘Ideology, Materialization, and Power Strategies’ as ‘ effective and enduring means of communication, often expressing relatively unambiguous messages of power’. There is a long history of the removal of monuments such as the destruction of Lenin statues in the countries of the former USSR after the fall of the Soviet Union or the denazification of Germany after the end of World War II.
Destruction is closely linked to the moment of creativity being an essential concept from ancient greek (the Dionysian) to the Hegelian concept of Sublation. The term of ‘creative destruction’ was established by sociologist Werner Sombart referring back to Karl Marx’ observation of the necessity of crisis to overcome an old economic system.
PICTURES: PEDRO RODOLPHO
THE ROPE WAS MADE DURING THE PERFORMATVE WORKSHOP
WORKSHOP IN FRONT OF KARL AUGUST MONUMENT AT PLATZ DER DEMOKRATIE