Andrei Ujica | the artist
The artist Andrei Ujica
Born 1951, Timisoara, Romania.
Lives and works in Berlin and Karlsruhe, Germany, .
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As of 1990, Ujica decides to devote himself to cinema and creates Videogramme einer Revolution (Videograms of a Revolution, 1992) in collaboration with Harun Farocki, which becomes a landmark film on the relationship between political power and the media in Europe in the End of Cold War Europe…
Harun Farocki and Andrei Ujica’s film Videograms of a Revolution (1993) is a montage drawn from 125 hours of amateur and professional archival video footage shot by journalists and ordinary people during the chaotic ten days of the Romanian Revolution in December 1990. The film not only refutes conventional models of media crique and theories of spectacle, it exploits the techniques of spectacle as a tool with which to construct a view of history. Intercutting professional footage, television studio broadcasts, and raw data recorded by amateurs camped out on the street, Farocki and Ujica use the archive to rework the relationship between power and popular forms of representation in a mode that moves beyond spectacle…