Duration: 27. February – 28. March 2007
Opening: Monday 26. February, 19.00
Accompanying program: Film evening Bodytalk curated by Adeline Blanchard 20. March, 19.00
F O T O G A L E R I E W I E N
Währinger Straße 59/WUK, 1090 Wien
Tues.- Fr. 14.00-19.00, Sat. 10.00-14.00
sponsored by: BKA-Kunst, MA7-Kultur, Cyberlab
The gesture and the mimic are the basis of every communication. Before we say our first word about comprehensible speech our bodies speak to each other whether it be a monolog or a dialog.
These body codes of our behavior to each other and to ourselves are learned from an early age and are embedded by our cultural surroundings and societal parameters. Beginning with Body Art-Body Language continuing through a discussion with role models and role playing (gestures, rituals, persecution, self-dramatization) the exhibition Bodytalk assembled seven artistic positions for a stimulating dialog with this theme.
DANIELA COMANI: Sexual stereotypes Role conduct – a humorous analysis involving Gender switching and role reversal in daily life situations of Man- Woman.
HEIDI HARSIEBER: Self-reflection about age, sickness, pain and passing in opposition to the desire for youth, beauty, and sexual vitality.
MATTHIAS HERRMANN: Sexual identity, homosexuality, transgendering, self-observation and the play with fictive personalities.
CORINNE L. RUSCH: Ordinary scenes and conceptions of social perfection and beauty versus failure, degeneracy, and derailment.
NINA RIKE SPRINGER: Group dynamics and peer pressure influence and direct the attitudes and movements of the individual triggered by certain spatial guidelines.
ANJA MANFREDI: Society and individuality in the reciprocal group dynamical process. Self-dramatization as a method of expression of social mechanics and behaviors.
CLAUDIA ROHRAUER: The body as question mark, slang comic strips and adolescents’ questions as cartoon.
Accompanying program: BODYTALK
Film evening Bodytalk curated and commented by Adeline Blanchard, in collaboration with Anne Davidian
VALIE EXPORT Syntagma, 1983
MARTIN ARNOLD Pièce Touchée, 1989
MATHIAS POLEDNA Sufferer´s Version, 2004
CAMILLE HENROT Dying Living Women, 2005 / Deep Inside, 2005 / Scope, 2005
Tuesday 20. March, 19.00