In Curatorial 2014

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Country of production Germany
Language German
Subtitle Bahasa Indonesia
570 min, Color, 2008

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Filem News from Ideological Antiquity: Marx – Eisenstein – Das Kapital (2008), karya sutradara Jerman ternama, Alexander Kluge, diilhami oleh proyek yang tidak kelar dari sutradara Rusia ternama, Sergei Eisenstein. Pada tahun 1929, Eisenstein berencana membuat kisah satu hari seorang kelas pekerja, seperti halnya gaya sastra karya James Joyce, Ulysses, berdasarkan buku Das Kapital Karl Marx. Kluge meneruskan proyek Eisenstein tersebut secara ‘arkeologis’ berdasarkan gaya sinemanya sendiri. Melalui pendekatan dokumenter televisi, Kluge mewawancari sejumlah pakar dan beberapa kalangan seniman. Sebagai kelanjutan ilham dari proyek Eisenstein, ia membuat ‘intertitle’ yang dikemas secara kontemporer. Kluge menafsirkan Marx secara kekiniaan dan tidak membacanya dalam kerangka ‘totalias’.  Melalu semangat Brechtian pada karya ini, terlihat bagaimana  bagaimana Kluge mengemas diskursus Marx yang transformatif secara kekiniaan dan menghibur.

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News from Ideological Antiquity: Marx – Eisenstein – Capital (2008), is a work of a well-known German director, Alexander Kluge, inspired by the unfinished project of a celebrated Russian director, Sergei Eisenstein. In 1929, Eisenstein was planning to make a story about a worker class, as in the literature style of James Joyce’s Ulysses, based on Karl Marx’s book, Capital. Kluge continued Eisenstein’s project ‘archaeologically’ based on his own style. Through television documentary approach, Kluge interviewed a number of experts and some artists. As a prolongation of inspiration of Eisenstein’s project, he made an ‘intertitle’ which was wrapped contemporarily. Kluge interpreted Marx in a contemporary way and avoid to read him in the framework of ‘totality.’ Through Brechtian’s spirit in this work, we can see how Kluge rendered Marx’s transformative discourse in a contemporary and entertaining way. 

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Alexander Kluge

Lahir pada 14 Februari, 1932, di Halberstadt, Jerman.  Ia belajar hukum dan sejarah di Universitas Marburg. Ia menerima gelar doktor hukum dari Universitas Goethe, Frankfurt, 1956.  Awalnya, Kluge adalah seorang penulis, dan melalui Theodor Adorno ia berkenalan dengan sutradara besar Jerman, Fritz Lang. Pada tahun 1960, ia telah membuat filem pendek hitam-putih pertamanya, berjudul Brutality in Stone. Karya awal Kluge termasuk dalam generasi awal para sutradara muda Jerman lainnya, seperti Fassbinder, Herzog, dan Schlöndorff. Ia, yang melawan kultur filem komersil Jerman kala itu, dikenal dalam Manifesto Oberhausen pada tahun 1962.

Karya filem terpentingnya adalah Yesterday Girls (1965), Part-Time Work of Domestic Slave (1973), Germany in Autumn (1978), dan News from Ideological Antiquity: Marx – Eisenstein – Das Kapital (2008). Beberapa penghargaan di bidang filem yang ia peroleh, diantaranya “Golden Lion”, Festival Filem Venezia untuk Artisen in der Zirkus-kuppel; Ratlos (1967), “International Critics Award”, Festival Filem Cannes untuk Ferdinand the Strongman (1976), Hanns Joachim Friedrich Prize untuk Jurnalisme TV (2001), Grimme Award untuk “Special Mention” atas penghormatan terhadap karir sepanjang hidupnya (2001), dan lain sebagainya.

Sebagai seorang teorisi ilmu sosial, ia juga menulis beberapa buku, diantaranya Public Sphere and Experience: Toward an Analysis of Bourgeois and Proletarian Public Sphere (1972) bersama sosiolog Oskar Negt. Kluge merupakan sutradara filem yang mengembangkan filemnya berdasarkan renungan-renungan teori sosial politik. Satu di antara gagasan sinemanya adalah pengembangan atas ide ruang publik dari filsuf Jürgen Habermas tentang ruang publik transformatif. Gagasan ruang publik Kluge adalah adalah tanggapan kritis ruang publik borjuis yang banyak menjamur pada situasi kebudayaan kapitalisme. Banyak karya Kluge yang merupakan satir dan kritik sosial politik melalui penggambaran kehidupan keseharian masyarakat kelas pekerja. Ketekunannya menghasilkan penghargaan yang ia terima di bidang kesusastraan seperti Italian Literature Prize Isola d’Elba (1967), Heinrich von Kleist Prize (1985), Heinrich Boll Prize (1993), Georg Buchner Prize (1985) dan Schiller Memorial Prize (2001). Pada tahun 1973, ia mendapatkan gelar Profesor Kehormatan di Universitas Frankfurt.

Born on February 14, 1932, in Halberstadt, Germany. He studied law and history at the University of Marburg. He received his doctorate of law from the Goethe University, Frankfurt, 1956. At first, Kluge was an author, and through Theodor Adorno he became acquainted with the great German director, Fritz Lang. In 1960, he already had made ​​his short film in black and white, entitled Brutality in Stone. Kluge’s early work included in the initial generation of young German directors such as Fassbinder, Herzog, and Schlöndorff. He, against the German commercial film culture at the time, was known in the Oberhausen Manifesto in 1962. 

His most important films are Yesterday Girls (1965), Part-Time Work of Domestic Slave (1973), Germany in Autumn (1978), and News from ideological Antiquity: Marx – Eisenstein – Das Kapital (2008). He has snatched several awards including “Golden Lion” in Venice Film Festival for Artisen in der Zirkus-Kuppel; Ratlos (1967), “International Critics Award” at Cannes Film Festival for Ferdinand the Strongman (1976), Hanns Joachim Friedrich Prize for TV Journalism (2001), Grimme Award for “Special Mention” to respect for careers throughout his life (2001), and so forth. 

As a theorist of social sciences, he also wrote several books, some of them are Public Sphere and Experience: Toward an Analysis of Bourgeois and Proletarian Public Sphere (1972) along with the sociologist Oskar Negt. Kluge is a film director who developed his films based on his reflection of socio-political theory. One of his cinematic notion is development on the idea of public space from the philosopher Jürgen Habermas’ transformative public sphere. The notion of Kluge’s public space is a critical response on the bourgeois’ public space which flourished in cultural situation of capitalism. Many works of Kluge are satire and socio-political criticism through the depiction of working-class people’s daily lives. His determination is resulting in many awards he has received, some of them are in the field of literature such as Italian Literature Prize Isola d’Elba (1967), Heinrich von Kleist Prize (1985), Heinrich Boll Prize (1993), Georg Buchner Prize (1985) and Schiller Memorial Prize (2001). In 1973, he received an Honorary Professor at the University of Frankfurt.

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