Babylon Berlin: Note on the use of Ruttmann’s abstract movies

The TV series Babylon Berlin, which portrays the criminal, economical and political milieus of Berlin at the end of the 1920s, uses abstract cinema from the early 1920s for its closing credits. The material is by Walter Ruttmann, who also showed it in 1925 in a film matinee of the socialist Novembergruppe called “Der absolute…

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The Art Historian of Post-Modern Life

Dean Kissik writes for the Spike magazine about politicans and other non-artists as artists or about the dynamics that unfold once you start thinking about non-artists as artists.¹ Here are two quotes from the text and a shituationist reply. Glenn Beck, practises something similar and has very often been described as a “performance artist” himself.…

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