Presented by Madeleine Bernstorff
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SPOTS – Audiovisuelle Mikro-Interventionen SPOTS – Audiovisual Micro-Interventions
The term “NSU Complex” seeks to describe the interdependence of Nazi terror, racism, and state involvement. Between 1999 and 2007 nine immigrants, all of them small businessmen, and one police officer were murdered in Germany. The facts of these cases remained unexplained until the so-called National Socialist Underground (NSU) exposed itself in 2011 and admitted to the crimes.
To this day the series of murders and attacks has not been completely clarified. SPOTS are short audiovisual interventions into various facets of the NSU Complex. They throw spotlights on the racist circumstances that make rightwing networks and their crimes possible in the first place. SPOTS regard aesthetics as political action. These aesthetics counter the dominant visual politics and their visual fixation on the perpetrators, and the media’s disinformation about the NSU complex. They reverse visibilities, represent gestures of resistance, formulate questions and accusations. And in doing so they look to initiate a wider debate in society.