Sunday, September 17
from 6.30 pm
in the Salon des Amateurs
Following the finissage of our exhibition The Inescapable Intertwining of All Lives, curator Kat Lawinia Gorska will present a screening of works from the IMAI project From Noise in the Archive.
The proportion of women* who played an active part in the video art scene of the 1980s was comparatively high in relation to other forms of art. This was often explained by the fact that this was a new media environment that had not yet been taken over by patriarchal structures and was therefore a clean slate, accessible to everybody. Still, the feminist use of video required a conscious appropriation, or as Claudia Richarz called it, an occupation of the medium developed by and for men. The artists making these feminist video works in the 1980s saw a particular emancipatory potential in video. Their works disturbed social orders and conservative ideas. They addressed denied or taboo subjects, such as female* desire and deconstructed myths like the ideal of the happy nuclear family or the possibility of self-made wealth. The IMAI video program “Shrill and Garish” presents and offers an insight into the video art of the time and its unique nature.
Curated by Kat Lawinia Gorska
Rabe Perplexum, Die Welt der Sonderschülerin Heidi S., 1985, 4:16 min
Anne-Mie van Kerckhoven,_ Victoria_, 1989, 5 min
Ulrike Zimmermann,_ Venus 220 Volt – Lust im Haushalt_, 1991, 12 min
Johanne Charlebois & Harold Vasselin, Blockhaus, 1987, 15 min
Maria Vedder,_ Silent Language_, 1987, 6 min
Brigitte Bühler/Gudrun Gut/Dieter Hormel, Music video to Malaria’s song Your Turn to Run, 1982,
Photo: Ulrike Zimmermann,_ Venus 220 Volt – Lust im Haushalt_, 1991 (video still) © Ulrike Zimmermann