"61 This "test" featured a wide range of film and video works, including a screening of the Austrian filmmaker Jrg Kalt's Crash Test Dummies (2005), which follows the fate of Eastern European migrant workers and socially anonymous bodies in Austria, some of whom make livings as human crash test dummies (figure 12); Alexandra Weltz's video installation Munich Express (2006), featuring interviews with asylum seekers cast in the role of "crash test dummies" by the regulations governing their existence in Munich (figure 13); and Du Zhenjun's spectacular public video installation, Crash (China/France, 2006), depicting a car crashing through a bright red brick wall (figure 14) .62 In words that directly echo Hugh De Haven, the organizer of this program, Dietmar Lupfer, explained, "In the current social and political situation nobody knows where we are heading. . . .
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