Camp, Visual History and the New German Film

Vortrag von

Georg Vogt

Studium der Theater-, Film- und Medienwissenschaft mit Schwerpunkt Philosophie in Wien. Währenddessen freiberufliche Tätigkeit im Bereich Video sowie freier Filmemacher. Diplomarbeit über das Thomas Bernhard-Portrait Drei Tage von Ferry Radax. Seit 2009, Assistent in Ausbildung am Wiener Institut für Theater-, Film- und Medienwissenschaft. Er arbeitet zurzeit an seinem Dissertationsprojekt über Camp als Kritik und Ästhetik marginalisierter Erfahrung im Kontext des deutschsprachigen Autorenfilms.


Camping on the margins

Camping on the Margins: 20.-22.9.2012

20.-22. September 2012, Vienna

"Camping on the margins" provides academic and artistic proceedings that deal with that most elusive and pervasive of aesthetic categories, "camp".


Samstag, 22. September 2012 - 13:30
tfm | Institut für Theater-, Film- und Medienwissenschaft - Schreyvogelsaal Hofburg, Batthyanystiege, A - 1010 Wien

My talk will focus on camp as a way to interfere into remembrance culture in postwar  (West)-Germany. I will start by reflecting on the prominent cinematic figure of the decorated wartime hero in the fifties. Reinforcing a masculine ideal and approved opposition, their unspoiled heroism has been playing a central role in the "framing of memory". To full-fill their political functions those figures rely on naturalizations that can be called into question through camp. Hansjürgen Pohlands "Cat and mouse" (1966) will serve as one example for such counter measures in visual culture, employed to oppose the ideological functions of "Daddies cinema." The second part of my talk will ask if a concept like camp can still be of aesthetic or political use under the  contemporary conditions of post-political consensus and its associated remembrance cultures,  like the  melodramatic documentary style largely associated with Guido Knopp.