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Prenzlauer Berger proudly presents a new film: EVEN A LAWNMOWER CAN’T REPLACE CATHOLICISM. Text is taken out of QRT’s essay about Peter Jackson’s “Braindead” with the original German title “Auch ein Rasenmäher kann den Katholizismus nicht ersetzen.” (in Tekknologic Tekknowledge Tekgnosis – Ein Theoremix, Merve Verlag Berlin 1999) Enjoy!

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The intact order of primitive societies has brought out two forms of binding the violence into ritual arrangements. These socialized forms of brute force are the sacrifice and the revenge. The western world has reduced both: the sacrifice has been transferred into the imaginary space of media, the revenge has been monopolized by the state. According to the rules of the symbolical order this reduction is an unbearable guilt, it causes a higher production of violence as a necessary consequence.

Text ist taken out of: QRT, Zombologie Teqste, Merve Verlag Berlin 2006

To verify this text which has been written by QRT probably in the early 90ies of the last century, let’s see what we find in “THE ARCHIVE”:

SACRIFICE:

Original youtube titel: Hostel pt.2 brutality

Original youtube videoinformation: Heres my new brutality video for hostel pt.2 Enjoy! Music: Disparaged – The Evil One p.s. Sorry for the blur:z

REVENGE:

Original youtube title: this is hell

Original youtube video information: 3rd acr bandit troop (1st Squadron, 3rd Armed Cavalry Regiment (M.B)) going to war

CONSEQUENCE:

Sorry, but the authors of the video which should appear here don’t allow to embed it. So if you want to see it – absolutely worthwhile – you have to go to the youtube site and look for…

… Original youtube title: Generation Kill Iraq

Original youtube videoinformation: Aug 2004. What happens when those who’ve grown upon Hollywood war movies and graphic video games are sent to the frontline? “It’s the ultimate rush – you’re going into the fight with a good song playing in the background,” states one soldier. This is war fought by the first playstation generation. As Rolling Stones journalist Evan Wright explains: “One thing about them is they kill very well in Iraq”

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This is QRT’s house in Konstanz. Here he grew up and lived till he went to Berlin in the middle of the 1980ies (For those of you who haven’t got any idea who QRT is, see post HERE COMES QRT). I strolled around QRT’s house recently and what came out is this little film. The text is taken out of QRT’s essay about serial killing: JAGDSAISON – Serial Killing in Berlin, Tekknologic Tekknowledge Tekgnosis, Merve Verlag Berlin 1999.

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Here’s German director Oskar Roehler (Elementarteilchen, Der alte Affe Angst, Agnes und seine Brüder) talking about the shooting of his debut film GENTLEMAN (1995) and working together with QRT who played the leading part.

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Scene taken out of Oskar Roehler’s debut film GENTLEMAN. See also post “Here comes QRT”.

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QRT actually Markus Konradin Leiner was a German philosopher, barkeeper in Berlins famous EX’n POP, martial artist and junkie. He was born in 1965 in Konstanz and died in Berlin 1996 of an heroin overdose. Publications (amongst others): “Dabei wollen wir doch Mörder bleiben” in: Ralf Bohn, Dieter Fuder (Hg.): Baudrillard: Simulation und Verführung, München 1994; “Elemente der Verführung” in: Eckhard Hammel (Hg.): Synthetische Welten, Essen 1996; “The Text As Chainsaw Massacre (with Frank Wulf) in: Michael Farin, Hans Schmid (Hg.): Ed Gein – A Quiet Man, München 1996

After his death Merve Verlag Berlin published four books of QRT:

Schlachtfelder der elektronischen Wüste – Schwarzkopf, Schwarzenegger, Black Magic Johnson (1999)

Tekknologic Tekknowledge Tekgnosis – Ein Theoremix (1999)

Drachensaat – Der Weg zum nihilistischen Helden (2000)

Zombologie Teqste (2006)

I’ll porvide you with more information about QRT’s life, work and death soon. The scene above is taken out of Oskar Roehler’s film debut Gentleman (1995). QRT, who played the leading part in this (very trashy) Berlin version of American Psycho, did actually take heroin ‘on camera’.

This is tazblog about QRT (in German). And this is what erratik-institut collected about him after his death (in German).

See also posts:

QRT meets Braindead

QRT’s in the house

QRT and violence

Oskar Roehler meets QRT

Singing QRT is punk

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