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Link zu den Clips: https://www.youtube.com/cha…/UCYyNs1uQ4czwMVoP-uvDdMg/videos
For in that winter-sleep what dreams may come
When we have shuffled off this hungry fur
Must give us pause: there’s self respect
That makes completion of so long life
For who would bear the twists and turns of time
A surrealist, experimental movie on transformation. By bearing uncertain times where orientation gets lost and one can rely only on the deep inner sound/voice we can reconnect to our spirits, our animus/anima, the wild within. Even if this animal-souls craving seems to make no sense, it is the pure essence of ourselves, we must trust and rely on.
The clip is a cooperation of the viennese media artist Maria Hera and the composer Julian Gamisch.
Eine Kooperation mit dem Frauengesundheitszentrum F.E.M in Wien und Lena Violetta Leitner
zum 25 jährigen Jubiläum von FEM.
"Gemeinsam mit Frauen und Mädchen haben wir diese Videos entwickelt. Sie stellen einen wichtigen Schwerpunkt unserer täglichen Arbeit im Frauengesundheitszentrum FEM dar.
Wir freuen uns, Ihnen und allen Mädchen und Frauen dieses Video zur Verfügung zu stellen." F.E.M
HACKING THE NETWORK
U10 Art Space, Kosovke devojke 3
Monday, 6th November at 19h - opening
Saturday, 11th November at 17:30 - talk with Vladimir Bjeličić
Saturday, 11th November at 19h - finissage with performances
The artists Maria Hera, Šejma Fere and Lena Violetta Leitner, albeit seemingly different sensibilities, are establishing a dialogue by focusing on different models of conceiving images on an analog / digital basis. By using various methods of collaging, deconstructing and changing meanings, each artist establishes her own micro-narrative on the trail of the idea of hacking.
Whether it's a series of works on paper, interactive installations or performance, another reference point in addition to collage as a research base is the symbiosis of technology and nature. By introducing a botanical vocabulary, or directly integrating plant species or by mimicking the shape of the plant's root (rhizome), the artists are further conceptually connected, and they perform an authentic narrative of new characters, symbols or perhaps the allegory of contemporaneity in the light of the intersection of art and technology.
(from the text by Vladimir Bjeličić, Art historian)
Maria Hera is a German artist with Romanian roots. She graduated fine arts at the University of Applied Arts and Science Hannover, DE and attended the masterclass of Prof. Bernhard Garbert. Since 2008 she lives as a media artist, curator and writer in Vienna, AT and participated in various exhibitions and events in Germany, Austria and abroad. Board Member of Mz Baltazar’s Laboratory, Vienna and member of the WWDITS collective.
Lena Violetta Leitner is the cofounder of Kollektiv OutSight and the Running Sushi Filmfestival and the founder of IZMP. She graduated in digital arts at the University of Applied Arts Vienna as well as Japanese studies and theatre-, film-, mediastudies in Vienna, Paris and Zagreb. She writes, records, likes to make noise and work together with inspiring people. After various residencies abroad (Serbia, Croatia, Macedonia, France, Switzerland) she currently lives and works in Vienna, Austria.
Šejma Fere graduated painting and printmaking. Awarded with the Onassis Foundation Prize for painting. Lives and works in Belgrade. She creates collages, mixed media artworks and installations. She explores the borders of intimate and public in relation to mass-media, market system and consumer culture.
Projekat pomogli/Project supported by:
Österreichisches Kulturforum Belgrad
Ministarstvo kulture i informisanja Republike Srbije
DEMYSTIFYING FEMININITY is the title of a 3-week long exhibition project which includes a group art show, discussions, artist talks, stand up comedy and workshops throughout the three weeks program.
We launched an open call to encourage local and international artists (especially women and LGBTQI+ community) from different fields of visual and applied arts to apply and present diverse approaches on the concept femininity. Artists were invited to explore, demystify, question and redefine the concept, whether it was through a social, personal, political or corporeal approach.
The exhibition aims to open up a dialogue between artworks/artists and public to question and reflect the contemporary connotation of the concept femininity, sexuality and gender roles. The artworks subvert, at the same time surrender and challenge the archetypes of femininity.
These aesthetical observations become metaphors of how to look at the broader issues of empowerment, gender roles, questions of personal identity, beauty, politics, hegemony, labour, patriarchy, popular culture and societal expectations.
June 7. - 30. 2017 // Wed - Fri 3PM - 7PM
Improper Walls Reindorfgasse 42, 1150 Vienna, Austria
The third edition of the HOME FEST festival in Bucharest will open Tuesday, March 15th 2016, with Austrian home culture, with performances by Maria Hera and Luong Thanh Hoa.
The event is organized with the support of the Austrian Cultural Forum.
Lucid Dreaming, Performance
ca. 15 Min.
The performance deals in a playful way with the dreamlike side of reality, the unconscious and repressed as well as the possibility to transcend it. The title refers to the Album Lucid Dreams of the British ambient label em:t used in the performance.
Thanh Hoa Luong
FAMILY VITA, Performativ Lecture
ca. 30 Min.
A post-post engagement with family stories and their feedback. No bodies.
Masks, role model breaking, voices as feedbacks from the future.
On Wednesday, 16.12.15 // 20:30
I performed Lucid dreaming together with my good friend Djane Gabbalier at zum.flucht.punsch Altes AKH-Hof2. Zum.flucht.punsch is a project of Die schweigende Mehrheit sagt JA, a collective of viennese artists who organize various cultural events in cooperation with, as well as for, refugees in Austria. Their current project is a punch-stand at the campus of the University of Vienna, Altes AKH-Hof 2, where refugees and Austrians offer a various cultural program and serve punch & food for free donations.
Until 24.12 you can enjoy a glass of hot vine, interesting shows and good music, while sustaining the once less privileged than you.
Programm @ Altes AKH
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