‘about love and other politics’ is a tagged interview-based database project that started in 2007 in Werkraum Warteck PP. The construction of a related concept-tag cloud builds up a structure for an event horizon, with Warteck as the attractor, which can be modified by the users’ interventions. About 487 tagged fragments of video statements were organized to be played as a continuous non-linear narrative, always different according to the tags chosen by the public.
23 interviews with people in the house were carried out in order to talk about their personal work, about Warteck itself, about Love and Politics. Are they distinct concepts? Is Love a way to deal with politics? What is understood as ‘Love’ or what does a person understand by this concept? Is it a political position to deal with the world or an emotion to get out of everything? How did the different people drop into this place and what is their attitude towards it? Is it a working/sleeping place or is it a kind of utopia?
‘about love and other politics’ is a dynamic video document,
but it is not a documentary.
2009_open studio Gäestatelier Werkraum Warteck PP, Basel, Switzerland
curator: Martina Siegwolf
collaboration on editing key words and English reviews: Ilse Ermen.
our special thanks to: Maurits de Wijs, Sandra Suhr and all the people in this house.
Gäestatelier Werkraum Warteck PP