Root Event

6. Werkleitz Biennale Common Property / Allgemeingut

Parent Event

Filmprogramm Schöne reiche Welt
US 1996

Manifestoon is an homage to the latent subversiveness of gold-en-age Hollywood animations. Though US cartoons are usually thought of as conveyors of capitalist ideologies of hegemony, consumerism and individualism, Jesse Drew observes the "trickster" nature of many characters as they mocked, outwitted and defeated their more powerful adversaries. In the classic cartoon, brute strength and heavy artillery are no match for wit and humor, and justice always prevails. "For me, as an avid childhood fan of cartoons, it was natural to link this concept of subversion with an established, more articulate version – Marx and Engels' Communist Manifesto from 1848."
(Jesse Drew)

US 1996, Video, 8 min, OF