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Prisoners of Venus. A Video Exhibition

Looped cognitive objects (thoughts, images, sounds, actions), affective technologies, the miracle of destruction, rituals between document and enactment, sexy gadgets, the fetishized mouth, patterns overlaying the fragmentary montages...

Prisoners of Venus features these recurring motives within the visual and rhetorical interdependencies of the various narratives. Some of the moving images function as objet trouvé, while others are carefully assembled placing an emphasis on their association to one another. This becomes evident both in the singular videos and the curatorial process. 

Ecstatic bodies and topographies as if in trance – induced by oneself or others – perform a certain otherworldliness over biographic plateaus. The impression of a common filmic unconscious of the seven pieces is evoked, only separated by floating screens plunged in bluish light, the unconscious exists nowhere else but on the filmic surface itself. 

– Lisa Stuckey –


Videos:

I. »Beginning of a New Age« by Minda Andrén
II. »Business Crush« by Isabella Mcguire
III. »Spacerabbit« by Jenny Palén
IV. »Prisoner of Venus« by Emma Pryde
V. »Bamboo Bamboo« by Jessyca R. Hauser
VI. »Tripping in the Dunes« by Anja Morell
VII. »Ancient Powers« by Victor Lizana

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Exhibition photos © Gelardo&Palasciano
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Mar.2016
Ausstellungsraum EG Nord, Atelierhaus, Akademie der Bildenden Künste Wien (curated in collaboration with Anna Schachinger)