In 2001 the artist Klaus Schrefler [KaRaSu] was asked to contribute to an ARGUS event, Dom im Berg in Graz, Austria dedicated to sexually abused children and youth since his work has dealt with different forms of violence for many years. Together with Elmar Ranegger as a cameraman he created an eleven minute double screen video (including the intense sounds of Rudl Vogtenhuber´s "Filter" - Kurort) with the intention of simultaneously showing two perspectives in which the viewer could identify with, that of the perpetrator or of the victim. While the piece contains no graphic actions, it takes the audience through a natural progression of events leading to the repitious rhythm of abuse. The loop reverses to emphasize the reflection of the present in relationship to the past symbolizing the continual cycle of violence as the precondition for the excuse of perpetration.

The first presentation of the video-work was consequently followed by a performance done by Klaus Schrefler, Elmar Ranegger and Dr. Nachtstrom.

Later, in 2004 and 2005 the original work was re-performed in different locations, like as a panel-discussion in a porn-cinema in graz.

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Check out other overall projects by Klaus Schrefler at the Museum of Modern Crime:
Special hint: A first live-event was the audio-visual-literarian performance-project "zum abschied vom vater".

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