Dance project with Lina Kukulis Suta / Leipzig-Berlin
Ohn-Ort between a Wohn-Ort (living space) and Ohne-Ort (without place), is a playful approach towards the subject of identity. A dance of shadows and digital projections, and dis-/re-location of image, which is constantly appropriated, re-shaped and reflected. Mechanisation, repetition, habit, and obsession become the basis of a theatre in which the characters are bereaved of their own selves.
We are living in a culture of permanent talking, investigation, control, public confessions and self-staging. In the centre of this spectacle of systematic interogation and communication lie in the end one of the oldest cultural techniques: the interview. The exhibition project »talk talk« thematises the power and art of this method of questioning in the context of contemporary art forms and exhibits it as an artistic practice with several chosen works.
(Text Prof. Dr. Marc Ries)
ARTISTS: Roozbeh Asmani (D), Ursula Biemann (CH), Jörg Burger (A), Yvon Chabrowsky (D), Dellbrügge & de Moll (D), Jeanne Faust (D), Andrea Fraser (D/USA), Till Gathmann (D), Ronald Gerber (D), Jochen Gerz (D), Klub Zwei (A), Kathi Lackner (A), Katarina Matiasek (A), Alex McQuilkin (USA), Bjørn Melhus (DK/D), Antoni Muntadas (E), Daniel Pflumm (D), Oliver Ressler & Dario Azzellini (A/D/VEN, Julika Rudelius (NL), Corinna Schnitt (D/US), Axel Stockburger (D/GB), Kerry Tribe (USA/D), Ingrid Wildi (CL/CH).
Cut.Copy.Paste (2009) is a fictitious supermarket offer from Aldi supermarket- a European-wide enterprise known for its cheap limited time offers. The work questions the mechanical copy-paste transplantation of culture and identity within a globalised world, as well as ridiculing the privatisation of natural and public resources.
Displacement of space and the dis/re-location of people, has been an issue of increasing importance over the last 10 years of globalisation and centuries of imperialism. Definitions are not so clear-cut anymore, and this is when meaning and representation become more and more important.