John Barker/Ines Doujak
John Barker, born 1948, has written extensively on political economy for over forty years, as well as writing fiction and a memoir. A partial archive of this work can be found at www.theharrier.net. He lives in Vienna and London.
Ines Doujak, born 1959, is an artist who researches, writes and teaches in the areas of visual culture and material aesthetics with a queer-feminist, anti-racist, anti-colonial focus. She lives in Vienna and London.
Barker and Doujak are collaborating for various projects.
Introduction Days, 6.4.2019
John Barker/Ines Doujak: Masterless Voices, 2014 (video, 30’)
Masterless Voices is a musical based on the themes of carnival, utopia, and rebellion. It begins with a singing mountain. Once, European explorers climbed the Andes on the backs of indigenous carriers. Fed up with the exploitation of its resources, the mountain dons a skirt and sets out for carnival. Masterless voices sing their unforgiving songs in the dark, sparks fly, and working women tell us that they are not dressed for conquering. A shameless investigator – sometimes naked and sometimes dressed in camouflage – goes out and about among the carnival masses in Bolivia and finds herself with a group of Brazilian Baile Funk dancers. She does not regret anything.