Born in Um Al-Fahem 1977
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Fascist aesthetics include but go far beyond the rather special celebration of the primitive.....More generally, they flow from (and justify) a preoccupation with situations of control, submissive behaviour, extravagant effort, and the endurance of pain; they endorse two seemingly opposite states, egomania and servitude. The relations of domination and enslavement take the form of a characteristic pageantry: the massing of groups of people; the turning of people into things; the multiplication or replication of things; and the groupings of people/things around an all-powerful, hypnotic leader-figure or force. The fascist dramaturgy centers on the orgiastic transactions between mighty forces and their puppets, uniformly garbed and shown in ever swelling number. Its choreography alternates between ceaseless motion and a congealed static, ‘virile’ posing. Fascist art glorifies surrender, it exalts mindlessness, it glamorizes death.
"His (Hillel Mittelpunkt) rock opera, "Mami," which he wrote and directed 16 years ago, was also a big hit with the IDF, though in a somewhat different way. A few years ago, Mittelpunkt met Ehud Barak. "He came up to me and suddenly started singing, `Mami, Open Your Legs,'" the playwright recalls. "I was quite amazed and asked him where he knew the song from. He told me that the cadets at the training center sing that song when they do their morning run."