Amy Alexander: Please Kill Me; I’m a Faggot Nigger Jew

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    Please Kill Me; I’m a Faggot Nigger Jew

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    At the opening of this tape, the viewer enters the Internet along with the producer, who uses a pseudonym in order to interview people who engage in a highly problematic and taboo practice — Nazi-fetish based sadomasochism. The artist uses video images created directly on the computer, and stories from the archive of her own memory to ask such questions as: How does history affect the body? How are cultural memories transmitted? And, when historical events become part of a culture’s discourse, how does the meaning of the original event shift? Because all of the interviews for this highly experimental documentary were conducted on the Internet, the tape also questions both traditional documentary practice, and the virtual construction of identity on the Internet.