Davit Kareyan

Catastrophe of Independence

2001

Medium: Single channel video, DVD video
Duration: 3:00 min.


On the left-side screen there are video lines from TV news and an exposure from my former works, edited in one another. The right-side screen has a performance that presents an archaic recollection of the social agreement as a dream of a lonely man. The opposition made on the two screens is important for me. The desire for freedom and independence turns into catastrophe when it does not end in social agreement.
Communication ceremonies, reminding of the necessity of tolerance, are trying to stop the conflicts, which seem endless. Is there a way out of that vicious circle, can art influence reality, or we are doomed to submit to that game, by only finding explanations and excuses.
In the video film Catastrophe of independence I proceed from the conviction that the reformations taking place in art influence the society. And if we manage to sublimate the subconscious urges subject to frustration, we avoid the danger of crash / depression, suicide, terrorism /. Such reformism is nothing but a sign of culture.
The video film Catastrophe of independence shows the counteraction of the physical and the mental in the process of an individuals formation.