Normality 1-10
A work in progress by Hito Steyerl,
36 min. 2000/2001

Forming a chilling collection of current events, Normality 1-10 is a chronicle of anti-Semitic acts in Germany and Austria committed over the past three years. The concept of normality, which has been virtually worn out in public rhetoric, is interpreted by Steyerl as the symbol of an ongoing undeclared war, a new and barely noticed right wing radicalism which has become deeply embedded in our everyday lives and popular culture. Violence, according to the statement made by this film, is a method of normalization- and normality is a consequence of violence. In the third episode, Steyerl stated her hope that this would be the last of her series. "But that will not happen by itself. Something must be done first." Normality 1-10 is a call for more courage to defend one's convictions publicly.

Hito Steyerl
was born in 1966 in Munich. She studied camera at the Academy of Visual Arts in Tokyo and documentary film at the Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film Munich. She works as a journalist and author and participated in various exhibitions and lecturing.
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