KARAOKE: Transmediale 2013

The performance of karaoke of ABBA` “Money Money Money” as performed by the volunteers acting as employers of the LTB, The Lithuanian Savings Bank, the last state owned bank, which was privatized by the foreign investors on the next day after the performance.

It's all about singing. Independence as the aim of "Singing revolution" has brought us capitalism with "postcolonialism" as a paradoxical consequence of political freedom. The capitalism, which replaced the socialism, involves wild privatization, and therefore features of oppression, is stoically persisted as a free will by frightened citizens to disappoint our Western tutors. How come, that grandpa's Marx's lessons were so easily forgotten. Or maybe just Marxism as well as Leninism had a bad connotation in Lithuanians mind due to well-known reasons. Capitalism had a positive reception, because of seductive mundane welfare of the market: chewing gum, bananas, jeans, sex, money and... ABBA. Even without understanding the text, therefore the lyrics [often the essence of the song], inhabitants of the big state have penetrated their bodies with rhythms and melodies of a new utopia. The new utopia of the market became a fetish accepted what was imposed on them as originating in their 'nature'. The power of Karaoke [DIY] enabled people of replay of something that has happen before - they become even no longer aware of their subordination, so the lessons of dialectic and historic materialism were easily forgotten.