Current artist in residence Vika Kirchenbauer will share a screening of her recent works followed by an artist talk and reception.
Works in the screening include:
LIKE RATS LEAVING A SINKING SHIP (2012, 25 min)
KINGDOM COME: RITUALS (2014, w/ Martin Sulzer, 7 min)
CONVENIENT, SACRED, BLESSED (2015, 3 min)
PLEASE RELAX NOW (2014, 12 min)
YOU ARE BORING! (2015, 15 min)
Vika Kirchenbauer is an artist and writer currently working and residing in Berlin. In her work she explores opacity in relation to representation of the ʻotheredʼ through ostensibly contradictory methods like exaggerated explicitness, oversharing and perversions of participatory culture.
She examines the troublesome nature of “looking” and “being looked at” in larger contexts including labour within post-fordism and the experience economy, modern drone warfare and its insistence on unilateral staring, the power relationships of psychiatry, performer/spectator relations, participatory culture, contemporary art display and queer representational politics as well as the everyday life experience of ambiguously gendered individuals.
Her work has been exhibited in a wide range of contexts in about forty countries and has won prizes at festivals in the United States, South Korea, Brazil, Germany, Spain, Norway, Slovakia, Poland, Bosnia and Italy.
image: still from YOU ARE BORING! 2015