This section gives insight into our research by offering short analyses on selected videos and their poetic and rhetorical strategies.
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. […]
“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. […]
The video PEGIDA-ABENDSPAZIERGANG (PEGIDA EVENING WALK) is a mobilisation video in support of the protest marches organised by Pegida Dresden and gives an insight into the xenophobic movement’s self-perception. […]
Terrorist propaganda is finding wider distribution due to the technological possibilities of the digital age. Terrorist organisations such as the Islamic State are increasingly using Web 2.0. for propaganda purposes and to mobilise potential supporters. In the following, the extremist propaganda video No Respite will be examined in terms of its aesthetics, its possible [...]
Their joy evident and their excitement palpable, a group of young people strolls through the Stockholm Metro, replacing advertisements with hand-painted art posters and showing their viewers how to pass the entrance barriers to the railway station without a valid ticket – but with all the more style. The [...]
This video depicts transgender activist Sylvia Rivera’s furious monologue at a demonstration in 1973. After the original recording was rediscovered and digitalised, it quickly became a major source of inspiration for present-day queer activism. © of the Video by LoveTapesCollective […]