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Phil Collins, marxism today (prologue), 2010, HD video installation, 35 minutes. Projection view.

Phil Collins

Kerlin Gallery

Phil Collins, marxism today (prologue), 2010, HD video installation, 35 minutes. Projection view.

This exhibition, “Ich esse keine Bananen mehr und trinke natürlich keine Coca-Cola” (I don’t eat bananas anymore and of course I don’t drink Coca-Cola), consisted of two works developed within the context of last year’s Berlin Biennale. The title is a quotation from Petra Mgoza-Zeckong, one of three former teachers of Marxism-Leninism interviewed by Collins in marxism today (prologue), (all works 2010), a thirty-five-minute HD video linked to a feature-length project about radical education that Collins plans to undertake in Manchester, UK, next year. Mgoza-Zeckay was traumatized by the former East Germany’s sudden transition from socialism to a new regime. Though she has found a role as a social worker, she is currently unemployed. Mgoza-Zeckay refuses to consume commodities she associates with capitalism, such as bananas and Coca-Cola. She is not the only subject to communicate

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