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Marietta Kesting

Allemagne

Français

Marietta Kesting est né à Berlin (Allemagne), le 30 Juin 1979. Elle a étudié la photographie au Bennington College, dans le Vermont, et les études culturelles au Humboldt University à Berlin. En 2002, elle travaille comme assistante éditoriale à Magnum Photos, New York. L même année, elle réalise son court métrage Photo-Roman. Depuis 2008, elle travaille à l’Institut für Zeitgeschichte de Vienna. Sunny Land (2010) est le premier long métrage de Marietta Kesting.

English

Marietta Kesting wurde am 30. Juni 1979 in Berlin geboren. Sie studierte Fotografie am Bennington College, Vermont, USA, und Kulturwissenschaft an der Humboldt-Universität in Berlin. 2002 arbeitete sie als Redaktionsassistentin bei Magnum Photos, New York. Im gleichen Jahr entstand ihr Kurzfilm Photo-Roman. Seit 2008 ist sie am Institut für Zeitgeschichte in Wien tätig. Zusammen mit Aljoscha Weskott drehte sie 2008 den mittellangen Howzit! Life in Johannesburg. Sunny Land (2010) ist Marietta Kestings erster abendfüllender Film.

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Marietta Kesting, born in Berlin on June 30, 1979. She studied photography at Bennington College, Vermont, and cultural studies at the Humboldt University in Berlin. In 2002 she worked as an editorial assistant at Magnum Photos, New York. That same year, she made her short film Photo-Roman (« Photo novel »). Since 2008, she has worked at the Institut für Zeitgeschichte in Vienna. Sunny Land (2010) is Marietta Kesting’s first feature film.

WRITER

Sun Tropes
Sun City and (Post-)Apartheid Culture in South Africa

Price £25.00
ISBN 9783941360044
Pages 292
Binding softback
Illustration illustrated in colour and b&w
Dimensions 180 x 110 mm
Weight 335g

Sun Tropes follows traces of Sun City through South Africa’s history from the late 70s until today. The book focuses specifically on the practices of entertainment and popular culture that have become standard by now.

As the African imitation of Las Vegas, Sun City’s glittering hotel palaces reflect the desire of lavishness, escapism and the longing for a completely artificial time-space. The book (re-)constructs the mythical location of Sun City on different levels: as a historical and visual case study; through the incorporation of oral history perspectives as a fragmented space of post-Apartheid memory.

English text.

Publisher: Walther Koenig
Authors: Ivan Vladislavic, Leslie Witz, David Goldblatt, Gwen Gill, Kgebetli Moele, Marietta Kesting, Aljoscha Weskott, Lucas Ramalthodi, Jeanne van Eeden, Miranda Strydom, Shahed Saleem, Bridget Kenny
Keywords: Cultural Theory, Popular Culture, South Africa, politics
Editors: Marietta Kesting, Aljoscha Weskott