Barbara Hlali

*1979. Lives and works in Dortmund and Münster, Germany.

Barbara Hlali studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Münster and works as an artist with several media. She questions situations of political crises and war and the limits of human existence. She examines the impact of those situations on the individual and analyses the possibilities to preserve a human attitude.

HLALI Revolution contra revolution HD 1

Revolution Contra Revolution / Germany / 2009 / 3'32 / 4:3

Barbara Hlali’s performance Revolution Contra Revolution stages an emotionally distressed figure violently throwing himself against a wall with great force. The video presents an abstract form of the engagement with the possible efect of protest and politically motivated action: however, the intended goal turns into its opposite.