ENCYCLOPEDIC CARTOONS Video Project Friday 12th February 2010, 20h Kulturpalast Wedding Freienwalder Str. 20, 13359 Berlin
The project´s idea is base on the encyclopedia, knowledge pool of the 18th century put together in a multi volume book project. The encyclopedia aimes making world´s phenomena understandable and put them into a larger context beyond religious explanations, which usually had been the first and only world interpretations in the middle ages provided by the catholic church. By this encyclopedia is the first try in modern time shaping the world.
In our time knowledge is provided by scientists and changes everyday. Today it would be impossible to bring together the different concepts in order to understand the world from a unique position. Nevertheless the encyclopedia is still a distinct concept, which more than in the old days presents an utopia to us.
ENCYCLOPEDIC CARTOONS provides for each letter of the alphabet a more or less abstract word. Loosely connected to the word is a single film running from a few seconds to 4 minutes. There are 26 films, for each letter one film.
This are the words, representing the aphabet.
A-ARCHITECTURE B-BALLET C-CHILDHOOD D-DISGUST E-EMINENT F-FRUIT G-GROWTH H-HOSPITALITY I-INFINITY J-JOINT K-KILL JOY L-LEGS M-MECHANICAL N-NIGHT OUT O-OLD P-PARADISE Q-QUILT R-REPRODUCTIVE ORGAN S-SUSTAINABILITY T-TALK U-UNCHAINED V-VIOLENCE W-WASTE X-XENOPHOBIA Y-YELP Z-ZOOLOGY
1. Alison Williams, RSA 2. Alberto Guerreiro, Portugal 3. Vienne Chan, HK/Can 4. Debbie Douez, Can 5. Elisabeth Eberle, Switzerland 6. Fancynot, France 7. Beate Goerdes, Germany 8. Kim Dotty Hachmann, Germany 9. Marty McCutcheon, USA 10. Matthias Roth, Germany 11. Paul Rascheja, Poland/Germany 12. András László Weil Fischer di Palotta, Hungary/The Netherlands 13. Joas Sebastian Nebe, Germany