Author: Monika K. Adler

Film, News, Press

Sick Bacchus: Luxury and the death-drive


“Capital is an abstract parasite, an insatiable vampire and zombie-maker; but the living flesh it converts into dead labor is ours, and the zombies it makes are us.” – Mark Fisher, Capitalist Realism.

The latest photography series for my in-development feature film Sick Bacchus is now online at Private Photo Review.

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Film, Film Festivals, Screenings

Patriarchal Sabbath showing at MIVA 2023


Patriarchal Sabbath, 2023 (video art) Quito 2023 Vacations in the Subconscious 1924-2023 – 100 Years Surrealist Manifesto by André Breton Surrealist Vacation Resort Quito 25 / 26 August 2023 An inter/trans-continental collaboration between – The New Museum of Networked Art & MIVA Expanded Narratives Experimental Video Art Festival Quito/Ecuador @ Cinemateca Nacional Quito Special selection

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Exhibitions, Film, Screenings

Torrance Art Museum: The Surrealist Camp


The Surrealist Summer Vacation Camp Vacations in the Subconscious – 100 years – The Manifesto of Surrealism by André Breton curated by the New Museum of Networked Art Los Angeles/Cologne 22 July – 09 September 2023 – simultaneously @ Torrance Art Museum Los Angeles & Alphabet Art Centre Cologne 7 weeks – 14 screening programs

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Articles, Exhibitions, Film, Photography

Summer with Monika


Summer with Monika ( Monika K. Adler’s summer exhibitions) Posted on June 4, 2023 Patriarchal Sabbath, 2023 (photography/video art) Patriarchal Sabbath is an allegory of resistance against gender inequality. Women must unleash themselves from the “male-shaped symbolic order.” Contemporary, atheistic, consumer societies are, at heart, the same as religious theocracies; all good people, still controlled by patriarchal coding.

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