Unification ............. 2005 / 06, video, 11:00

Unification considers a wedding under very strange circumstances: everybody is laughing. The ceremony is framed by some obstacles set by recent migration politics. The wedding takes place somewhere in the former 'Second World'. The first witness is an Italian.

The narrative is constructed in three parts: Contacts from Abroad, Norms and Values and Activation. The video opens and ends with a punk version of the Italian workers' song ‘Bandiera Rossa’ (‘Red Flag’). The original version of ‘Bandiera rossa’ which is also known as ‘Avanti Popolo’ (‘Forward People’) has been written in 1908 by Carlo Tuzzi. The melody has been borrowed from a Venetian love song.

KUD Idijoti:

Society of Culture and Arts Idiots - KUD Idijoti - is a punk band from Pula, a small Croatian city set between the turbulent past of Italy, Austria and Yugoslavia. Their version of ‘Bandiera Rossa’ was for different reasons provocative in ex-Yugoslavia, Italy and today's Croatia.