Karl Haendel

People Who Don’t Know They’re Dead
Gallery of Karl Haendel
1 photo 1 vidéo

Gallery of Karl Haendel

1 photo et 1 vidéo

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People Who Don’t Know They’re Dead
People Who Don’t Know They’re Dead 2013

On 20 July 2012, on the evening of the premiere ofthe film Batman: The Dark Knight Rises in a Coloradocinema, James E. Holmes opened fire with legally purchased heavy weapons, killing twelve people and wounding fifty-eight others. When he was arrested he declared that he was the Joker, Batman’s swornenemy. Karl Haendel’s carefully documented installation, realised using photographs, words and presscuttings, draws links between the Aurora killings andthe reality of popular culture. By changing the scale, the tone, and the significance of the elements heselects, Haendel explores the way in which the story of Holmes (one of madness, anger, violence, sexual insecurity, fire arms control, and fetishisation of technology)and the story of Batman (involving good versusevil, revenge, justice, security versus terror, powerrelationships, and class-wasfare) come together and find both a meaning and an echo in our society.

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49 quai Rambaud
69002, Lyon


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People Who Don’t Know They’re Dead 2013

On 20 July 2012, on the evening of the premiere ofthe film Batman: The Dark Knight Rises in a Coloradocinema, James E. Holmes opened fire with legally purchased heavy weapons, killing twelve people and wounding fifty-eight others. When he was arrested he declared that he was the Joker, Batman’s swornenemy. Karl Haendel’s carefully documented installation, realised using photographs, words and presscuttings, draws links between the Aurora killings andthe reality of popular culture. By changing the scale, the tone, and the significance of the elements heselects, Haendel explores the way in which the story of Holmes (one of madness, anger, violence, sexual insecurity, fire arms control, and fetishisation of technology)and the story of Batman (involving good versusevil, revenge, justice, security versus terror, powerrelationships, and class-wasfare) come together and find both a meaning and an echo in our society.

La Sucrière


49 quai Rambaud
69002, Lyon


Comment y aller