The Rebel Body

The Rebel Body (work in progress) is an experimental documentary made in collaboration with Shoghig Halajian and Silvia Federici. For inquiry and/or accompanying texts written by Jess Arndt, Silvia Federici, Litia Perta, Dean Spade and Martabel Wasserman, please contact Johanna Breiding directly. The Rebel Body is scheduled for completion in 2019.

The Rebel Body takes the murder of Anna Göldi (1782), the last European witch as it's point of departure and follows the history of witch hunts and their resonance for contemporary persecutions of subjects considered deviant from the social order. “Landscape-as-witness” is the conceptual core of the film. The idea posits that the ghosts of human rights violations are preserved in the landscapes that surround us, warranting deeper investment into the material make-up of place.

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The Rebel Body (Work in Progress) 
2018. Digital C-Print