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DVD002182

Stock Exchange

Xhafa, Sislej. Kosovo. 2000.

Title:
Stock Exchange
Found on compilation title:
New Video, New Europe: Programs 3-4
Director:
Xhafa, Sislej
Country:
Kosovo
Year:
2000
Description:

Short.   4 minutes..   color.  
Language:
Unknown.
Genre:
Experimental / Avant Garde; Video Production; Performance
Notes:
Sound. From the Renaissance Society description: In the midday hustle and bustle of the Ljubljana train station, Sislej Xhafa poses as a Wall Street trader. Undeterred by the bemused or confused occasional passerby, Xhafa treats the station’s itinerary placard as a stock index, urgently gesticulating with pen and paper announcing the destinations as commodities, and the arrival and departure times as their ever volatile prices. Although simple, Xhafa’s Fluxus-like performance reveals the complexity of globalization, namely that places do indeed have value. There are winners and losers in the migratory flow of commerce as one country might secure a coveted free trade agreement with the U.S. while another might experience a sharp drop in its Gross Domestic Production as its factories.
Status:
IN