testcard, a Anthologie to the Pophistory and - theory in German language, appears in until twice in the year (Broschur, per approx. 300 sides with numerous illustrations). Articles to music, film and contemporary art circle in each expenditure around a changing main topic.
reacts testcard ìto the reactionary change of our society - polarize-mix, analytically, aggressive, but does not resign. 1968 are this year in all mouth. But how it stands with our present society? Almost everything in the course of 1968 fought for achievements is again gradually abolished at present. î testcard ì#18 throws a critical view of the reactionary bake lackadaisically, which the western societies experienced in the last years. This concerns the Renaissance of religions of all kinds, spirituelle and irrational life models, the erstarkte meaning of the small family and of traditional sex roles, Neoromantik and Eskapismus in the art and music and the dismantling of civil rights. The new voice of the reaction does not come however simply onlyî from above ì. Phenomena like surface covering camera monitoring are welcomed by a majority of the citizens or demanded even expressly. Films likeî no ear hares ìor books concerning spirituelle experiences on the Jakob way celebrate so large successes, because they meet the regressiven nerve of the time. But how it could come to such a mentality change? Why don't Prekariat and increasing Entrechtung accompany with protests, but with the escape in thinking and life models, which arouse the appearance, it never gave the project to clearing-up? î testcard ì#18 avoids one-sided accusations and meets for the first time in a Anthologie critical analyses to a backward step, which seized all social ranges.
Atlanta Athens / Roger Behrens / Martin B¸sser / Jonas Engelmann / Johannes Ullmaier (Hg.)