Ana Esteve Reig
Ana Esteve Reig, Olimpiadas
About the video
A girl appears in a gym wearing a T-shirt of Spain. Warm up before exercising and then sings a song.
This work is an observation of the current situation, specifically European. From a Spanish point of view, I have analyzed social hierarchies and conflicts, economic and cultural, as well as stereotypes. It portrays a specific moment in the European oligarchy. In the video we see a fictional Olympiad in which different countries compete, in this case we see Spain competing in something that might be called "singing in German."
Currently certain economic systems dont,t work longer and others are been imposed, but can we follow models that have a different history behind (Hintergrund)? Can Spain follow the German model? Can be imposed cultures or ways of being?
In the video will sang a song called "We're not crazy" from Ketama, a song that became very popular in Spain after the crisis of 92. The lyrics of the song has a kind of hedonistic and stereotype atmosphere that represents the idea of spanish or latin people, an idea that unfortunately has projected Spain by the crisis.
The only ones who could understand the lyrics could be spanish immigrants (in Germany) or people who knows the language of German, and the Germans of course, but they will notice that it sounds strange to them (Fremd).
The lyrics of the song I have translated myself and I decided to leave the grammatical mistakes (in german and in the subtitles)
The spanish lyrics are from the song "We're not crazy" which is sung in German in the video:
No estamos locos
que sabemos lo que queremos vive la vida
igual que si fuera un sueño pero que nunca termina
que se pierde con el tiempo
y buscaré, oye pero buscaré
Me desperté esta mañana
y empieza de nuevo un día después de una borrachera me he tomado una manzanilla voy en busca del
Camborio que se lo fuma en Arguila tengo que tranquilizarme
me desmadro todos los días
We are not crazy
we know what we want live life
As if it would be a dream but it never ends
lost over the time
and I seek, hear, but I seek
I woke up this morning and start again one day after a binge
I drank a chamomile tea I'm in search of Camborio er smokes in Arguila
I have to reassure
I freak out everyday
Idea, direction, edition: Ana Esteve Reig
Camera: Benjamin Brix
Singer: Cristina Losada Sarmiento