Lieder of the Pact (with Andrea Goldman)

 

The video, Lieder of the Pact, includes appropriated YouTube footage of the 1960s girl band, The Shangri-Las, performing for television. With homophonous English sub-titles we reconstruct their Leader of the Pack as our Lieder of the Pact. Where the original song connects romance and rebellion within a constrained matrix of gender and social relations, we re-imagine it to reveal love transformed into desire for knowledge, a fight against nihilism, and the possibility of new ways of reading old things that hide in plain sight in the original.

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