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“On Several Regimes of Signs: Hulk Hogan vs Andre the Giant vs Sister Wendy” (Video Art, 2010)

Saturday, October 9th, 2010

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Part of a series of film adaptations of Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari’s “Capitalism and Schizophrenia 2: A Thousand Plateaus.”

“If Andre the Giant had been the enduring icon of pro wrestling in the ‘70s, the ‘80s belonged to Hogan. It was inevitable that the two would meet so that Hogan could officially take over the reins. The clash took place in 1987 at the legendary Wrestlemania III, where millions watched Hogan bodyslam the 7’4”, 520-pound colossus. “I felt like I needed an ambulance after that,” says Hogan, who tore several muscles in his back performing the move. Though he was already the champion, and by no means a runt by any standard, Hogan emerged from the match as wrestling’s David, having vanquished Goliath and thus anointed the king of the ring.” (Caroline Ryder, Hulk Hogan)

“I’m sure everybody has this capacity. But it’s not activated… I think a lot of it is the fault of art critics who speak in a kind of highfalutin way… that unless you’re highly educated and very bright and know the right language you really haven’t got any rights to be having an opinion, so people are frightened, they feel they don’t know.” (Sister Wendy in Conversation)

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