Iconoclash - Video Documentary

Beyond the Image Wars in Science, Religion and Art

Beyond the Image Wars in Science, Religion and Art
04.05.2002 to 01.09.2002
The exhibit aims to display, in a systematic confrontation, three great clashes about representation – about its necessity, sanctity, and power – in the domains of science, art, and religion. Image wars are everywhere, from the Taliban destruction of the Buddhas to the doubts about scientific imagery, through the debunking of media powerful manipulations. By linking the three domains of theology, art and science all at once, the aim is not to increase the critical mood or to reinforce disbelief and irony. On the contrary, the aim is to transform iconoclasm from being an indisputable resource into a topic to be systematically interrogated.

Video Documentary:
ZKM | Institute for Visual Media

Camera:  Katja Wahl, Christina Zartmann
Editing:  Christina Zartmann
Voice over: Susanne Ackers