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The Samaritan
Per Teljer

On the 12th of September 2009, the German family father Dominik Brunner was beaten to death by two adolescents in the S-Bahnhof Solln outside Munich, when he tried to stop them from robbing two children. Twenty witnesses were present at the time; however, none of them intervened. The Samaritan is a criticism of our embedded cowardice and convenience. Unfortunately, these themes always remain highly topical. 

Aspect ratio 1.33:1 (4:3)
Prod. format Generic SD-video
Duration 00:03:43
Language Swedish
Color Color
Year 2000
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About the artist

Per Teljer is born 1970 in Sweden and lives in Berlin. He works exclusively with video-art. ‘…The violence of Teljer’s works is far from grandiose. It is the petty violence of the small town, made nastier still in that it is personally directed and so much part of everyday life. Teljer as victim is also not the martyr sacrificing himself to some great cause rather he is one of innocents massacred and unnumbered. His characters are the harmless, the helpless, and the handicapped and it is precisely those least able to defend themselves that are victimised…’

/William Easton