The Buried Alive Group

 

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Animation Chant for a Hybrid, featuring Igor Krutogolov and Lucy Dubinchik, (Screenshot) 2008

 

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Animation Chant for a Hybrid, featuring Igor Krutogolov and Lucy Dubinchik, (Screenshot) 2008

 

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Animation Chant for a Little Iron, featuring Igor Krutogolov and Lucy Dubinchik, (Screenshot) 2009

 

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Animation Chant for a Little Iron, featuring Igor Krutogolov and Lucy Dubinchik, (Screenshot) 2009

 

I can not help myself but interpret The Buried Alive Group’s Animation Chants as a comment on commodity fetishism. And I have to admit that never before I have seen such a humorous but pinpointed artistic reflection on how (most of) our thinking is structured through the exchange of commodities and money. While the Hybrid Chant is more of a shamanic group driven kind, in Animation Chant for a Little Iron we see two people at their kitchen desk singing a partly modernist chant for the iron before them. In the words of The Buried Alive Group:

„Your wire is your handsome tail, finely dotted white on black, But it is also your leash,
an umbilical chord, tying you to the wall and to your energy supply.
Your metallic nose is pointed and can be a mighty weapon, able skulls to crack
May it soon succeed to to smell, to smile, and lead you forward, upwards, to the sky!

Wake up, little iron
Live and Love, little iron
Move about little iron,
Please try, little iron.“

 

 

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