[peinliche Ordnung]

Theo Ligthart

Germany 2008, video, col, 13 min

In 1957 Total Resistance was published in Switzerland. This book prescribes measures (guerilla warfare) to be taken by ordinary Swiss citizens against a foreign occupation. Because of its detailed content it became the handbook for resistance movements and terrorist groups around the world. It even goes on to instruct an individual who has been captured how to endure torture. The video features a reader reciting the chapter concerning torture. The reader is being instructed and corrected off-screen. The awkward reading is reminiscent of the stumbling of the interrogated.” – transmediale.09