Before the eye of the camera a Nazi attempts to justify his acts. The scene is a parody of the ‘anonymous’ interview: the voice is scrambled and the head is not shown on screen. The relativizing testimonial is given an unreal and absurd edge through subtle pace accelerations. The video contrasts the tone of the character, amoral in itself, with its disparate form, illustrating the degree to which the notion of ‘Endlösung’, as it is carved into our collective memories, is an abstract one, and how thin the borderline is between obtuse reality and grotesque fiction, between sarcasm and irony.

  • Year 2003
  • Duration 00:03:49
  • Languageinfo
    Subtitles: French
    Spoken: Dutch/ Flemish
  • Artists