Videos in Close-Up

VIDEOACTIVISM 2.0

This section gives insight into our research by offering short analyses on selected videos and their poetic and rhetorical strategies.

The Autocomplete Truth

March 17th, 2018|Categories: Videos in Close-Up|

Sorry, this entry is only available in German. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language. Um auf das nach wie vor aktuelle Problem des Alltagssexismus hinzuweisen, inszeniert das Vereinte-Nationen-Organ UN Women die Online-Suchmaschine Google als objektiven Wahrheitsgaranten. Die Reaktionen sind gespalten. […]

SHIP CARRYING NUCLEAR WASTE HARRIED BY GREENPEACE BOATS

March 14th, 2018|Categories: Videos in Close-Up|Tags: , , , |

Sorry, this entry is only available in German. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language. Greenpeace-Aktivisten versuchen, die Verklappung nuklearer Abfälle im atlantischen Ozean zu verhindern – und stoßen auf Gegenwehr und Hohn. Erst Jahre später hat die Aktion Erfolg. […]

THE DNA JOURNEY

March 10th, 2018|Categories: Videos in Close-Up|

Sorry, this entry is only available in German. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language. Gezielt macht sich diese Werbekampagne aktivistische Strategien und Rhetorik zunutze, um ihre eigentliche kommerzielle Absicht zu verschleiern. Die Resonanz ist überwiegend kritisch. […]

„Gender mich nicht!“

February 25th, 2018|Categories: Videos in Close-Up|Tags: , , |

Sorry, this entry is only available in German. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language. Initiiert von einer neurechten Wochenzeitung, polemisiert diese Kampagne mittels bewusster Falschdarstellungen und agitatorischer Rhetorik gegen die angeblichen Folgen einer „rot-grünen Genderpolitik“. […]

WILLKOMMEN IM ISLAMISCHEN STAAT DEUTSCHLAND – BUCHE JETZT DEINE REISE!

November 22nd, 2017|Categories: Videos in Close-Up|

Sorry, this entry is only available in German. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language. Kurz vor den US-Präsidentschaftswahlen 2016 lädt die konservative Lobbyorganisation Secure America Now zu einer Gedankenreise in die Schreckensvision eines „islamisierten Deutschland“ ein. […]

Search racism. Find truth.

November 22nd, 2017|Categories: Videos in Close-Up|

Sorry, this entry is only available in German. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language. Mit augenscheinlich subversiven Strategien konfrontiert die Videokampagne der Initiative „Flüchtlinge Willkommen“ Zuschauer fremdenfeindlicher Videos mit Gegenperspektiven und ruft so zu mehr Toleranz auf – allerdings mit zweifelhaftem Erfolg. […]

Omran in the ruins of Aleppo

June 12th, 2017|Categories: Videos in Close-Up|Tags: , , , |

The video of little Omran, a Syrian boy who received medical care following a bomb attack in Aleppo, became an international media symbol by showing the suffering of the Syrian people during the raging civil war. […]

Surveillance Chess

May 17th, 2017|Categories: Videos in Close-Up|Tags: , , , |

Swiss media activists “Bitnik” use a jamming transmitter to hijack security cameras in the London Underground and invite the security personnel to a game chess on their screens. This form of guerrilla artivism skilfully reverses the imbalance of power between those being observed and those doing the observing. […]

80 Years Apart

April 11th, 2017|Categories: Videos in Close-Up|Tags: , , , , |

“We’re alive, we’re the lucky ones” – UNICEF’s campaign for solidarity with child refugees highlights the shared stories of Harry and Ahmed, and in doing so reminds us of the millions of tragic fates during the great European trauma of the 20th century. […]

PI News’ burning Christmas tree in Brussels

March 25th, 2017|Categories: Videos in Close-Up|Tags: , , , , |

Video evidence on the witness stand: how a right-wing political blog exploited the inherent ambiguity of witness videos to push its anti-Islamic message. […]