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Dunat, Silvana

Silvana Dunat
videomaker from Croatia

participant in
VIP – VideoChannel Interview
CologneOFF V – 5th Cologne Online Film Festival

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Video title:
2007, 1min 16sec

Why do people swear? Can we “taboo” ourselves by linguistic surrogates? Do swear words express our power or our weakness? Can language be both the agent of expressing and repressing our self?
On the content plane Silent examines the relationship between human and language, communication and inability of communication, and the function of language as substitute for action. The power and the meaninglessness of words are expressed in opposition to the power and the inability of action, where one single word functionally, but inadequately, not only stands for, but replaces both.
Fuck! is the expression of the Silent and the very action by which the Silent is expressed, and repressed.
On the expression plane Silent examines the possibilities of language as a visual medium.